This is a Geography work job for kindergarten. It is a felt world map puzzle. The pieces and board are made out of regular felt and there is a black outline on the board for all of the pieces to fit into. There are also labels for all of the continents and oceans for any advanced learners. This activity would be in the science center to teach kids about maps or the world. I would use anecdotal records to assess this, writing down what the child is doing and their justifications for doing it.
If you'd like to make your own continent map for home or school, it's easier than you'd think! (Photo from http://www.unitedmontessori.com/blog/2011/4/12/geography-planisphere-map.html Roundup post from http://livingmontessorinow.com/2011/04/18/activity-of-week-continent-map-work/).
Great idea for continent puzzle maps - make a collage for the continent or for each country • This fun, interactive activity is a great tool to acquaint your child to the world. Simply make cut-outs of each continent and cut or print out pictures of things that represent each continent. If the base material is sturdy enough, you could seal it with decoupage. There are many great sites where you can get printable templates of the continents.
Why every world map you're looking at is WRONG: Africa, China and India are distorted despite access to accurate satellite data
The Mercator projection, the map most commonly seen hanging in classrooms and in text books, was created in 1596 to help sailors navigate the world. The familiar map gives the right shapes of land masses, but at the cost of distorting their sizes in favour of the wealthy lands to the north