MAPS! (Map Games & Blank Maps)

 

Below you will find links to sites on the Internet that have map games to play and/or blank outline maps of regions of the world for you to print out.  These blank maps may be a different map projection than the map you received and labeled in class so it may appear slightly different.  However they will contain all of the same countries as the region we are studying in class.

 

THESE MAPS CAN BE USED TO:

 

1.)    Help you STUDY for map quizzes where you must locate countries, states, and/or capital cities.

 

2.)    Provide you with an outline of a state or country for you to TRACE for a map you are making for a project.

 

Click Here For Directions On How To Make Your Map Larger When It Prints

 

 

WEBSITES WITH BLANK OUTLINE MAPS

 

                                          Click Here For World Maps                             Click Here For U.S. Maps

                                       Click Here For Maps of Europe                   Click Here For Maps of Africa

                               Maps of Southwest, South, East & SE Asia          South & Central America Maps

 

 

 

THE ENTIRE WORLD

 

http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/World_Continents.htm - Map Game to help you study the Continents & Oceans

 

http://www.geoexplorer.co.uk/sections/outlinemaps/outlineimages/world.gif - Blank Map of The World 

 

http://geography.about.com/library/maps/blindex.htm - Blank outline maps of each individual country and continent in the entire world.

 

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/geography/outlinemaps/ - All sorts of outline maps!

 

http://www.jetpunk.com/tags/geography.php - Great Geography Quizzes Site!

 

 

 

THE UNITED STATES

 

http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/web_games_menu.htm - Map Game to help you remember all 50 U.S. States & Capitals

 

http://www.worldatlas.com/webimage/countrys/namerica/usstates/usa50out.gif - Blank Map of the Entire United States

 

http://geography.about.com/library/blank/blxusx.htm - Blank Maps For All 50 U.S. States

 

 

 

EUROPE

 

http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/European_Geography.htm - Map Game to help you remember the names & locations of European countries

 

http://geography.about.com/library/blank/europe.jpg - Blank European Map To Study For Quiz

 

http://www.worldatlas.com/webimage/countrys/europe/euoutl.gif - Another Blank Map of Europe

 

http://www.harpercollege.edu/mhealy/mapquiz/europe/euout.gif - Yet Another Blank Map of Europe

 

http://geography.about.com/library/maps/blreurope.htm - Blank Maps of Individual European Countries To Trace

 

 

 

AFRICA

 

http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/African_Geography.htm - Map game to help you remember the names & locations of African countries

 

http://geography.about.com/library/blank/africa.jpg - Blank Map of Africa

 

 

 

ASIA

 

http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/Asian_Geography.htm - Map game to help you remember the names & locations of SOUTH Asian countries (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, & Surrounding Countries) AND EAST & SOUTHEAST Asian countries (China, Korea, Japan, Vietnam, Indonesia, etc.)

 

http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/Middle-east_Geography.htm - Map game to help you remember the names & locations of SOUTHWEST Asian countries (Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, etc.)

 

http://geography.about.com/library/blank/middleeast.jpg - Blank Map of JUST the MIDDLE EAST (a.k.a. Southwest Asia)

 

http://www.harpercollege.edu/mhealy/mapquiz/sasia/ssclosed.gif - Blank Map of JUST SOUTH ASIA

 

http://www.harpercollege.edu/mhealy/mapquiz/easia/eaout.gif - Blank Map of JUST EAST ASIA

 

http://www.harpercollege.edu/mhealy/mapquiz/seasia/seout.gif - Blank Map of JUST SOUTHEAST ASIA

 

http://geography.about.com/library/blank/asia.jpg - Blank Map of ALL of Asia

 

http://www.worldatlas.com/webimage/countrys/asia/asoutl.gif - Blank Map of ALL of Asia

 

 

 

SOUTH & CENTRAL AMERICA

 

http://geography.about.com/library/blank/samerica.jpg - Blank Map of South America

 

http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/South_and_Central_American_Geography.htm - Map game to help you remember the names & locations of South American & Central American countries

 

http://www.worldatlas.com/webimage/countrys/samerica/saoutl.htm - Another South America Map

 

http://www.harpercollege.edu/mhealy/mapquiz/samer/smclosed.gif - Blank map of South America

 

http://www.harpercollege.edu/mhealy/mapquiz/midamer/mmclosed.gif - Blank Central America Map

 

http://www.worldatlas.com/webimage/countrys/namerica/camroutl.gif - Blank Central America Map

 

 

Directions To Make A Blank Map Larger

 

1.)            Click on the link above to the map you want to print.

 

2.)            After the map loads, RIGHT-CLICK on the map and when the menu pops up, select “SAVE PICTURE AS…” and save the picture to your hard drive.

 

3.)            Open up Microsoft Word or some other word processor.

 

4.)            Click on “FILE,” then drag the mouse down and select “PAGE FORMAT.”  Reduce the margins all the way around to 0.6” and then click “OK.”

 

5.)            On the blank document click on the “INSERT” menu at the top, then drag the mouse down and select “PICTURE” (another menu will pop up to the side) and then select “FROM FILE…” and then find the map picture you saved off the internet, click on the file, and click “INSERT.”

 

6.)            Then click on the map and you will notice a frame appear around the edge of the picture.  Drag the corners (not the sides, top, or bottom) until the map stretches out to the size of the page.  Now you can print the picture to a full piece of paper.

 

 

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