Our school is using the theme reading theme “Around the World in a Million Words” to encourage students to read a million words this year. Together with teachers, students track their progress and work toward mini goal parties throughout the year and one giant party with a GAME TRUCK (semi filled with video games) at the end of the year. The theme has encouraged me to integrate more world studies into my lessons, and I refer to my giant map (55 x 39 inches) all the time. For those of you without the giant free wall that I had, the poster site also has a smaller version (36 x 24 inches). Just thought I’d share!