6 Great Educational Websites With Blank Maps for TeachersMaps are especially valuable for a number of subjects, including geography, history and science. Teachers often need either printable world and country maps, or blank maps they can use to identify important locations, or that they can use to test student understanding of world geography.
There are plenty of websites that offer a variety of maps for teachers in exchange for a paid membership or for single purchase, but finding free blank maps for teachers usually proves rather difficult. The following are six of the best resources where you'll find both labeled and blank maps for use inside and outside the classroom.
U.S. States Main Menu
Each of the state pages features a full state outline map that is entirely blank, except for markers that identify the locations of the Capitol city and other major cities in the state.
Blank Maps of States
These are excellent maps for testing how well students have learned the geography of U.S. States.
National Geographic World Map
From the main world map page, you can select a region and country of the world that you want to focus on. Next, just add map elements, borders and names and any other features that you want displayed on the map. Once you're finished, you can download, email or print the map. This is an invaluable tool for educators.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Outline Maps
The "Outline Maps" resource page offers a whole collection of blank maps for teachers under the subjects of world, North America, Europe or even a collection of Historical maps.
Printable PDF Maps
The nice thing about most of the map collection at this site is that you can choose from either fully labeled maps, or blank maps. Whichever map you choose, you'll have a full-page PDF version of the map that you can download and save, or just print out and use right in your classroom.
List of Locations
Click on any of those locations, and you'll instantly see an outline map of that region. You can right-click and save the image, or just print out the page itself.
Blank Maps at About.com
About.com offers blank outline maps that are about as simple as you can ask for - they are just outline images with no information on them. If that is what you need, then this is the site for you.
Outline and Blank Maps at D-Maps
From the main page, you'll find categories that include world and oceans, asia, europe, oceania and even historical maps. The site boasts an impressive collection of over 18,000 maps - and the collection continues to grow.
In the "Maps and Globes" section of the Geography area, you'll find maps that are suitable for ages Pre-K up through the 12th grade. Once you find the map that you want, you'll see a green "View Printable" button. This will open up a PDF view of the map that you can download or print as needed.