World / U.S. Rolled Map Pack - Laminated (40” x 28”)
Category Description for Wall Maps U.S. & World
These 40"x 28" world and United States maps are perfect for any classroom. The U.S. map features state boundaries and capitals, while the world map displays the Mercator projection. It also includes an inset of Europe. Both of these maps come in full color and show time zones. Maps come rolled, in either paper or laminated versions. The Map Packs include one of each map. Now you just have to decide if you prefer paper or lamination. ~ Rachel S.
What a great product and what a great price! I haven't seen maps of this quality in stores at anywhere near that price. These maps have become part of our daily lessons in both history and geography. A few weeks ago, I noticed my husband had gotten in the habit of talking to our 12-year-old son with Down Syndrome about different states on the U.S. map and about the people we know who live in those states. Then he would quiz him about the states they had talked about. I decided to take their game a step further and start teaching him all of his states. I took the states he knew and put the names on index cards and would have him read them to me and then check the states off on the laminated map with a dry-erase marker. Every day or two we add another state to our growing pile. Right now, he has about half of them memorized both the names and locations. In the evening, he's very excited to do his state quiz with Dad and show him what he's learned. [About the dry-erase markers, I've tried several brands and they all erase from the laminated maps beautifully.] We also do this now with the world map when we're talking about different events in history. For example, we've used the world map to plot out several explorer's routes to the New World. I think it really adds a nice dimension to the lesson when my son can take the marker and plot the route out himself. When we're done, we just erase and they're ready for the next lesson. These maps have been an awesome addition to our homeschool. In our modern lives, we use the computer for just about everything including maps, but computers can't replace that great hands-on feeling of a good map right there in the schoolroom.