'Virtual World' helps children to understand, create and enjoy maps and atlases. Suggested lesson plans included in the package ensure that non-specialists can be confident delivering mapping skills and atlas reading lessons. A full range of activities and an extensive bank of statistics, images, flags and graphs enable specialists and non-specialists alike to deliver the concepts of distance, scale, projections, direction, reference mapping, special-topic mapping etc. in an innovative and exciting way. Every zone of the package is easy to use and it is possible to toggle from one zone to another e.g. to pull any relevant information in from the Data Zone to support study in the other zones. It can be used in conjunction with paper atlases or stand alone.