A Special Dot Day Message from Boston Mayor Marty Walsh

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh has a special message to the students and teachers at Russell Elementary School in Dorchester, MA, as well as to the other nearly 10 million celebrating #DotDay in 169 countries!

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Dot Day 2017 in Pictures 

Paul and Peter H. Reynolds joined the students at the Russell Elementary School for an amazing Dot Day Celebration. Here are a few of the highlights: 

Mapping the World by Heart on Dot Day

There are 169 countries celebrating International Dot Day on September 15 — but where in the world are they all? One way to connect the dots this Dot Day is to map out the world from memory using David Smith's Mapping the World by Heart, paying special attention to the celebrating 169 countries!

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To get you started on your International Dot Day mapping journey, here are 50 of the countries celebrating this year. Feel free to keep going and map the whole world though!


Can you map:

  • Algeria
  • Australia
  • Bahrain
  • Brazil
  • Cambodia
  • Canada
  • China
  • Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Dominican Republic
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Fiji
  • France
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Honduras
  • Hungary
  • India
  • Iraq
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Kenya
  • South Korea
  • Laos
  • Lebanon
  • Libya
  • Malaysia
  • Mexico
  • Morocco
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Poland
  • Qatar
  • Russia
  • Rwanda
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Spain
  • Thailand
  • Turkey
  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam
  • Zambia

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The award-winning curriculum is the creation of David J. Smith, a teacher with over 25 years' experience in the middle school classroom. Mapping the World by Heart is an innovative geography curriculum designed to inspire students to study - and love - geography. Through a combination of memorization and the real use of knowledge, practice, mnemonics, large and small group activities, and games, Mapping the World by Heart helps students thoroughly understand essential world geography.

Still want to learn more about exploring geography and joining the iInternational Dot Day festivities? Click here to learn more about Mapping the World by Heart and click here to register for International Dot Day on September 15-ish!

Highlights from the #DotDay #FableLearnChat

On Sept. 7, 2017 #DotDay educators and fans gathered for the first #FableLearnChat hosted by John Long, Technology Program Specialist at School District of Palm Beach County, and Terry Shay, Dot Day Founder and music teacher at North Tama High School in Iowa. Didn't make it to the chat? Not a problem! Follow the feed on twitter: #FableLearnChat. Here are a few of the highlights.