Find more free maps and educational software

     Free - Print out your own big maps for students.  Make large maps to learn geography, to learn the US states, to learns "where in the world".  Maps of Europe, Asia, Africa, South America and more. Great maps for children to draw on, color and trace journeys.  Classroom maps for teachers and students.

 All Maps  Online Interactive Maps Print U.S. State Maps Online Atlas
 
 

 
 
 

MEGAMAPS:  Print maps large or small

Map your World


 

ALL FREE


Print maps large or small; from 1 page to almost 7 feet across; PC or Mac.  For classroom and student use.  Free online software - no downloading or installation


Free Maps and Educational Software:


Classroom Maps


The Monsoon in China - How Chinese agriculture fed so many people

Printable U.S. State Maps - Print State Maps Free


Online Atlas


Online Interactive Maps

 

Europe
Online Map
Puzzle

 

More Maps

 

More Free
Educational
Software


    Print out maps in a variety of sizes, from a single sheet of paper to a map almost 7 feet across, using an ordinary printer. You can print single page maps, or maps 2 pages by 2 pages, 3 pages by 3 pages, etc. up to 8 pages by 8 pages (64 sheets of paper; over six feet across!).

We have 10 different Megamaps Collections:


World Maps - maps of the world and the continents


Maps of the United States and US States


Maps of Europe and European Countries


Maps of South America and South American Countries


Maps of Africa and African countries


Detailed World Maps - may take longer to print


Maps of Asia and Asian countries


Maps of North America and North American countries


Maps of Middle East and Middle Eastern countries


Maps of Central America and Central American countries


     Trace car trips; where grandparents and aunts and uncles and cousins live; the Oregon Trail and the Cumberland Gap; Huck Finn's journey; the Rocky Mountains, the Appalachians, the Mississippi River, the Columbia River and the Colorado, label states...  There are any number of ways to use these maps.  They can be large enough to see clearly from across the room, and to contain many different types of information.

     After printing the map pages lay them out to determine the proper order.  A one page map may help.   Starting at the upper left corner (the northwest corner), trim the pages on the right and bottom edges.  Be sure not to trim the bottom edges of the bottom row of the map or the right edges of the right column. Take the upper left corner sheet and overlap it onto the sheet to its right.  Tape them and then complete the top row.   Add rows one at a time.

Classroom maps - Where did it happen?

 

Classrom maps - work directly on the map

     Maps are a fundamental teaching tool. “Where” makes the lesson real and puts it into context. Too often maps for classroom use are too expensive for direct contact with students, let alone being personalized by learning activities. Free maps that can be used by students bring map activities to life. Large wall maps created by the class and individual maps created by each student increase learning, enliven the classroom and show parents the student’s progress.

     These free maps are great for use in the classroom because they can be easily printed in a range of sizes for different purposes, and because the students can write, draw, and mark on their own copies of them.

•   Print out a large map for the front of the classroom, for the teacher to explain the material on, and a single page map for each student to show what they have learned.

•   Print out a multi-page map of the US or the world, and have groups of students assemble it together, like a puzzle. This is great for learning where places are in relation to each other.

•   Use Printable maps of the all of the United States to teach the geography and history of each state.  State maps are made to print on color or black and white printers.  Maps print full size automatically with any computer printer.

•   Outline maps can be made to show political, environmental, physical, economic and historical information. Make multiple copies of a map, and students can show different features of the place on the map— historical events, physical/geologic features, land use—urban, farm, suburban, etc. political—states, borders, capitals, family histories, wildlife, habitat, types of environment—grassland, forest, agriculture, changes in one place over time and many more.

     By coloring and writing on the map, students make it “their own”. Map work moves from rote to fun. The larger map format not only allows more detail because of its larger scale, it also makes it easy for several student to work together on one map. Students can each have a small map, while the teacher explains material on a larger map at the front. Maps to complement a variety of lessons. Have your students learn WHERE it happened.


MegaMaps Map Sizes:

      As the maps all have different proportions, these are the maximum sizes.  They will usually be smaller in one dimension.

8 1/2 x 11

(inches)

2 x 2 = 16 1/2 x 21 1/2
3 x 3 = 24 3/4 x 1/4
4 x 4 = 33 x 43
5 x 5 = 41 1/4 x 53 3/4
6 x 6 = 49 1/2 x 64 1/2
7 x 7 = 57 3/4 x 75 1/4
8 x 8 = 66 x 86

A4

(mm)

2 x 2 = 410 x 580
3 x 3 = 615 x 870
4 x 4 = 820 x 1160
5 x 5 = 1025 x 1450
6 x 6 = 1230 x 1740
7 x 7 = 1435 x 2030
8 x 8 = 1640 x 2320

Original Download version of MegaMaps for PC:


    The download version is still available, although it has many fewer maps.  If you get an error message printing a large map try setting your printer to "Draft" mode. This version requires a PC running Windows Vista, XP, Me, 98, 95 or 3.1 with a Laser, Inkjet or Dot Matrix printer.  Vista or XP will need a computer administrator user account.  A limited user account cannot install software.

Free!  Download Mega Maps (290k)

Download Instructions:  Click on the Download link above.  If your browser offers you the choice of Opening the program or Saving it to disk you should try Opening it.  If things go right the installation program will run.  If your browser will not open the program save it to your hard disk. After the transfer is complete run the program you just downloaded (MEGMINST.EXE) and it will install Megamaps.

 

Unitied States Map Puzzle
     Learn the states of the United States and their capitals with this fun and educational puzzle game. How fast can you put all of the states in the right places? Free Software!
States and capitals of the U.S.

Learn to Read by Reading with:

 

Bridge to Reading


"When learning to read is fun, children read"
 

Beginning reading

We welcome all comments on your and your children's experience with Megamaps.  Any additional learning ideas will be added to our pages for others to enjoy.

 E-Mail us at:
All Material Copyright 1998-2009 Owl and Mouse Educational Software