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Inclusive! "Rambles" Is A Free Geography Game With Map + Very Accessible Game Booklet

Teachers who visit the Library of Congress (LOC) and its American Collection rave about a geography/U.S. treasures game circa 1908 called "Rambles Through Our Country." It is a free download that includes a map of the U.S. (embedded above) and a very accessible game booklet. See what I mean!

  • download 1 file ABBYY GZ  download
  • download 1 file DAISY  download
  • download 1 file EPUB  download
  • download 1 file FULL TEXT  download
  • download 1 file KINDLE  download
  • download 1 file PDF 
  • downloaddownload 1 file SINGLE PAGE PROCESSED JP2 ZIP download
  • download 1 file TORRENT

Multiple Accessible Formats

Google digitized the booklet from the library of Harvard University. The wide variety of formats creates a gaming opportunity that is inclusive of all types of readers. This choice holds special value for learners who need alternatives to traditional print due to a learning, sensory, or physical disability. For them, one (or more) alternatives to traditional print is a necessity; but the choices also serve a broader audience of students. Their format preferences arise from their own variability as learners. Imagine if such choices could be typically occurring in classrooms, libraries, and maker spaces.  

Goal Of The Game 

The goal of the game is to help players become "familiar with American geography and the treasures the United States has to offer." A player spins the “teetotum” and places their counter on the matching number on the map. Each number then corresponds to a location and description in the accompanying booklet. Find multiple formats to download in the Internet Archives

Download the map for "Rambles through our country - an instructive geographical game [circa 1908] for the young:" 

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More Geography Ideas From LOC

More on Accessible Formats on The AIM-VA Website: Take a comprehensive look at the accessible text editions of textbooks and trade books that teachers can order for eligible students with learning, sensory, and physical disabilities in the teacher section.


Accessible educational materials (AEM) help to create access to the curriculum for students with dyslexia, learning disabilities, vision or physical challenges, and others. A federally funded AEM program in every state assures that books in alternative formats are provided free of charge to eligible students with disabilities whose education teams take action. The AEM program operates under a legal exception to federal copyright law. Check out the AIM-VA home page to learn more about eligibility in Virginia. In other states, contact a special education teacher, a school administrator or download a list of AEM state contacts.External Link to AEM state contacts (New Window).

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