The Spark Series US Map Panel is an educational panel that seeks to teach children about the geography of the United States. The map has all fifty states drawn to scale, including Alaska and Hawaii, along with their abbreviations to help identify them. Kids will have fun trying to identify their own home state and those around it. This is a great way for kids at any stage throughout grade school to learn more about the states. The words ‘Since 1776′ are printed across the top to subtly teach kids when the country was founded. Educational activities like this one, or the math and spelling panels, are a great way to encourage kids not to see academics as simply being work. The circular map insert is thin, and a second one can optionally be inserted on the other side of the panel so that it can be seen from both sides.