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This is a project to create a three dimensional land form and a map of the area. Instructions are given to create Pangea, the New Jerusalem, Mars and the Moon. However, you can create any real or imaginary land form that you choose.
Basic Project Map 1: The New Jerusalem Materials and Equipment
• Create a land form with these features. Add other features for extra credit and create a map key for them.

Main Features :
  1. Mountain
  2. Sea
  3. Desert
  4. Plain
  5. Lake
  6. Island
  7. Valley
  8. River
• Give all your land features a name.

• Create a map with a map key, compass rose and scale. Attach it to the lid of the box.
New Jerusalem
Cost : $10.00 (2004 USA dollars)
Teacher's corner Land
• Flour
• Salt
• Paint
• Paint brushes
• Tooth picks
• Sand
• Rocks

Buy the correct color paint or use food coloring in the dough.
• Blue, for rivers and sea
• Brown, for top of mountains
• Green, for land
• White, if you want snow capped mountains
• Red for lava. Also use red seed beads or red glitter glue.
• Mars: Copper for land
• Moon: Grey for land

Other Supplies.
• Pizza box, or box of similar size.
• Card board base, slightly smaller than the bottom of the box.
• Paper cup to mix sand and glue.
Additional Information
• Metric Conversion. 1 inch = 2.54 cm
We created a Powerpoint file to help with your project. It has labels for many land features, a compass rose, map key, trees, ship and a space ship.
  1. New Jerusalem. The new earth that will be created.
  2. Pangea and the continents. Pangea when it first broke up.
  3. Moon.
  4. Mars. The red planet.
  5. New Pangea. New Jerusalem and Pangea combined. Both have the same features.
  6. Other Map. Create a map that uses all the features in our project.
To do (Extra Credit). Add trees and other miniatures.

Map 2: Pangea and the Continents
Land Formations
Map 1 Map 2
New Jerusalem Pangea
 • North Mountain
 • South Mountain
 • Eastern Sea
 • Western Sea
 • Sea of Glass
Other Features:
 • Garden of Eden
 • Tree of Life
 • River of Life
 • Valley (Not named)
 • Plain (Not named)

The name of the valley and the plain on which the city is built is not given. Since it is the original site of the Mount of Olives, we will call them the "Valley of Olives" and the "Plain of Israel".
Ancient Land Forms:
 • Laurasia (North)
 • Gondwana (South)
 • Tethys Sea
Modern Lands:
 • Asia
 • Africa
 • Europe
 • North America
 • South America
 • India
 • Arabia
 • Greenland
 • Australia
 • Antarctica
 • Atlantic
 • Pacific
 • North: Himalaya, Ural and Caucasus.
 • South: Cascade, Rocky Mountains, Coast Range, Sierra Nevada and Sierra Madres. Andes and Patagonia
• Show the dispersion route after the flood.
• Show the 12 tribes of the New Jerusalem.
This is a map of Pangea, at the point the continents broke up, but before they separated.

Facts It is now easy to see how the descendants of Noah spread throughout the world. Trace the spread of the different cultures from Pangea to the continents.

Pangea has the same physical features as the New Jerusalem. There are mountains in the north and south, a plain in the middle and the sea in the east and west. Therefore, the new earth will be made to look like the old earth.
To do (Map 1). Label all the features and the location of the New Jerusalem.
To do (Map 2). Label India, five continents and all the other features.

Map 3: Moon (Near Side)
United States Manned Moon Landings
Space Craft DateLocation
Apollo 11July 20, 1969 Sea of Tranquility
Apollo 12November 19, 1969 Ocean of Storms
Apollo 14February 5, 1971 Fra Mauro Highlands
Apollo 15July 30, 1971 Hadley-Apennine region
Apollo 16April 21, 1972 Descartes crater
Apollo 17December 12, 1972 Taurus-Littrow Valley
Project Land Forms
Lava Seas Land
Dry Seas
 • Ocean of Storms (Oceanus Procellarum)
 • Sea of Tranquility (Mare Tranquillitatis)
 • Sea of Clouds (Mare Nubium)
 • Sea of Rains (Mare Imbrium)
 • Sea of Cold (Mare Frigoris)
 • Sea of Crises (Mare Crisium)
 • Sea of Fertility (Mare Fecunditatis)
 • Sea of Serenity (Mare Serenitatis)
 • Sea of Vapors (Mare Vaporum)
 • Sea of Moisture (Mare Humorum)
 • Sea of Nectar (Mare Nectaris)
 • Known Sea (Mare Cognitum)
 • Tycho Crater
 • Archimedes Crater
 • Littrow
 • Copernicus
 • Alps
 • Caucus
 • Jura
 • Haemus
 • Riphaeus
 • Taurus-Littrow
Facts Far Side Features: The largest known crater in the solar system is the Aitken basin near the south pole on the far side of the moon. It is 2,240 km wide, and 13 km deep. The far side of the moon is not visible from earth and it has few "marias" (seas).
International Missions.
Facts January 2, 1959. Luna 1 was the first space ship to reach the moon.
Facts September 14, 1959. Luna 2 crashed on the moon and became the first object from earth to reach the moon.
Facts July 20, 1969. Apollo 11 landed in the Sea of Tranquility. Neil Armstrong became the first man on the moon.
To do Label two landing sites, one valley, six seas, two mountains and one crater in the project.

Map 4: MarsFeatures
Mars Valley
 • Valles Marineris
 • Dao Vallis
 • Niger Vallis
 • Reuil Vallis
 • Marmakhis Vallis

 • Lunae Planum
 • Solis Planum
 • Malea Planum

High Lands
 • Tharsis Bulge
 • Olympus Mons
 • Tharsis Montes
   » Arsia Mons
   » Pavonis Mons
   » Ascraeus Mons
 • Elysium Planatia
   » Elysium Mons
   » Hecates Tholus
   » Albor Tholus
 • Alba Patera
 • Ceraunius Tholus
 • Tyrrhena Patera
 • Lybia Montes
 • Hadriaca Patera
 • Hellespontus Montes

 • Hellas Planatia
 • Isdia Planatia
 • Amazonia Planatia

 • Copernicus
 • Kaiser
 • Galle

Unusual Features
 • The Face on Mars
 • Heart
 • Butterfly
 • Snail
 • Happy Face (Galle)
Mars Landings
Space Craft DateLocation
Mars 2 November 27, 1971 Soviet (Lost)
Mars 3 December 2, 1971 Soviet
Mars 6 March 12, 1974 Soviet (Lost)
Viking 1 July 20, 1976 Chyrse Planatia
Viking II August 7, 1976 Utopia Planatia
Pathfinder July 4, 1997 Ares Vallis
Beagle 2December 25, 2003 Isdia Planatia (Lost)
SpiritJanuary 4, 2004 Gusev Crater
OpportunityJanuary 25, 2004 Terra Meridiani
PhoenixMay 25, 2008 North Pole
Project Land Forms
Hemispheres Land
The south is different from the north. The south is higher and it is scarred with many impact craters. The large crater named "Helles Planatia" is opposite the Tharsis bulge. The bulge might have been created when the crater was formed. The massive object that struck Mars pushed the land until it bulged at the opposite end. Main Features
 • Crater: Hellas Planatia
 • Tharsis Bulge
 • Mountain: Olympus Mons
 • Mountain: Elysium Mons
 • Canyon: Valles Marineris
 • Plain: Solis Planum
 • Plain: Lunae Planum
 • Tyrrhena Terra
 • Tempe Terra
 • Arabia Terra
 • Amazonia Planatia
 • The Face on Mars
International Missions.
The early "Mars", "Phobos" and "Zond" missions were launched by the Soviet Union.
The "Beagle" missions were launched by the British.
The "Nozomi (Planet B)" mission was the first Japanese vehicle to reach another planet (December 2003).
The others are American vehicles.

To do On July 14, 1965, Mariner 4 was the first space vehicle to orbit Mars.
To do November 27, 1971, the Mars 2 lander crashed, creating the first human object on Mars.
To do Label at least two landing sites and ten of the features in the project.

  Other Map Projects
You can use any of our other maps to create individual or group projects for church or for vacation bible school props and decoration or center pieces for information booths and seminars.
We also have other instructions on organizing special Sabbath events.
Vacation Bible School, Seminars and Projects
Story Map Accessories Projects
Daniel 2 (Metal Image) EuropeLarge doll, about 12 inches tall (20 cm) with a rock near the feet Daniel Seminar
Daniel 7 Use any map below Place all animals on a combined landscape or do individual maps for each nation
»Babylon Babylon Lion with wings
»Persia Medo-Persia Bear
»Greece Greece. (Divided) Leopard with four wings
»Rome Rome Red Dragon
Daniel 8 EuropePose Ram and goat in battle
Revelation WorldLabel all the places of the prophecies Revelation Seminar
»Seven Churches Seven ChurchesTiny little buildings, people, ship and the Isle of Patmos
»Babylon the Great WorldPut a red dragon on the coast of the United States in the Atlantic ocean. Put a lamb on the continent
»Seven Last Plagues World or Middle EastPaint sea and rivers red. Wilted crops, trees with brown leaves, cracked earth, brown grass. Brown Euphrates, armies
»Second Coming Any earth map Grave yard. Graves opened, people in caves, people rising up. People running. Hail. Cars in accidents, houses
Outer Space All the planets as balls on a black surface. People, angels, horses, kings
»Armageddon New JerusalemPut a crowd of people and angels and military equipment around the city. The landscape should be rough, brown, barren and broken
»New Jerusalem New JerusalemNew Jerusalem with the city, walls, gate and the garden of Eden.
Creation Eden Tree, snake and the garden of Eden The Bible
Flood World Ark. Paint the land blue. Show the top of Mount Ararat with trees and a dove
World Show the animals travelling from around the world to get into the ark
Exodus Journey Pyramids, chariots, people and tents. Label Mount Sinai
Camping Show the people camped around the sanctuary. Create the section near Mount Sinai. Use this illustration to guide you in the placement of the tribes.
Israel Tribes The distribution of the twelve tribe. The northern and southern kingdoms
Early Church Missions The missionary journeys of Paul Other Projects
The Holy Land The Holy Land Tents, sheep, camels. Trace the journey of Abraham from Babylon to Israel to Egypt using a map of modern nations

Use plastic toys and dolls. Make wings with card board or several sheets of card stock paper glued together. Suspend planets and resurrected people on clear rods.

Salt Dough Recipe
2 cups white flour
1 cup salt
1 cup boiling water
3 teaspoons of vegetable oil

Mix flour and salt
Add boiling water and oil. Stir with a spoon.
Knead when it is cool.
Store unused dough in a sealed plastic bag in the refrigerator. Let it warm to room temperature before using it.
Take only what you need and leave it in a sealed container when you are making your project.
Section Size and Quantity Materials
Land, hills 2 cups Salt dough
Sea 1 sheet Blue paper or blue paint
Container 12 x 12 x 2 inches Cardboard box (Pizza box)
Base 12 x 12 inches Cardboard
Beach and desert 1 cup Sand
Tiny Rocks Few Rocks, glue randomly
Trees and Labels - Tooth picks and paper
Glue 8 oz Elmer's glue and glue stick
Paint - Green, brown, blue
Map Features
A map is a two or three dimensional picture of the landscape that is drawn in exact proportions. It has certain features.

Map key. A list of symbols and their meaning
Compass. Indicates which direction is north.
Contour lines. On two dimensional maps, they show how raised portions of the land rise from the base to the summit. Close contour lines show a steep section. Wide lines show a gradual rise. Each contour line is labeled to show the height. Relief maps usually show the three dimensional features.
Scale. Shows how many inches represent a mile.

We created a file to help with your project. It has labels for the land features, a compass rose, map key and trees.
Make our raised relief maps with these instructions.

Types of Maps

Map 5: Pangea and the New Jerusalem
Basic Land Forms Extra Land Forms
 • Laurasia
 • Gondwana
 • Tethys Sea
 • Garden of Eden
 • River of Life (East)
 • River of Life (West)
 • North Mountain
 • South Mountain
 • Eastern Sea
 • Western Sea
 • Continent
 • Desert
 • Island
 • Gulf
 • Bay
 • Lake
 • Peninsula
 • Cape
Project Land Forms.

To do Label the areas in the basic land form, and create your own name for the other features.

Mountains and High Lands


Then the Lord God built a woman from the rib that He had taken from the man, and He brought her to the man.   Genesis 2: 22 Time: 30 minutes
Print: 9 pages
This file first created: October 4, 2004. Updated : October 24, 2004
Author: Laverna Patterson.   Editor:
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