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 International 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!