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Classroom Maps from The Map Shop

This is our "homeroom" home page for every possible type of classroom map you might need. You can access our classroom maps by grade level or by map type at the left. Our plan is to offer you a wide array of maps for your class, and help you pick just the right map for your classroom or curriculum. . Just click on a grade-level or map type and you'll see our wide assortment of maps for your classroom. And if all else fails, just call us at 800-532-6675. We're there to assist you from 9a ~6p Eastern time during the week. Please know that we do accept school purchase orders (just fax them to 704-332-5551) and the all orders over $150 get free freight.
All these maps are really great but what if you don't have room for a map on your wall and you need something digital that you can mark up and show on your projector or whiteboard? We have just the product. It's the Digital School Maps Product. We call it the eMapshop with versions for Elemenatry, Middle, High School and College. Each one can be customized to your state curriculum and includes an interactive map for your state too. The High School version has hundreds of digital maps you can project, email, and mark-up to highlight the lesson you're teaching.
Meanwhile, here's everything you'll ever want to know about classroom maps:
If you're replacing some of the high-priced Nystrom maps, you'll find the Nystom item number next to the map for comparison purposes. A further complication comes from the combination maps we offer. It seems endless but you can have US / World maps, Physical / Political maps, combination maps, (either stacked maps one map above the other on a long sheet or 2 sheet maps on one spring roller). My advise would be to figure out the kind of map you want first and then go to the combo map section below. We also carry the full line of Klett-Perthes Maps. They are made in Germany with the quality and accuracy you'd expect from a German company, yet they are all in English.
We have been making and selling maps for schools for well over 15 years now. As you can see from the buttons on the left, we have a dizzying array of maps to offer almost any educator. From the college professor to the elementary home-school teacher. We have a map for you. Our spring rollers are definitely classroom grade and designed to last for years of punishing use. But you may not know we offer some things our competitors don't touch.
First and foremost, we are mapmakers, not just map sellers. That means you can get us to create a custom map that will address the unique needs of your curriculum and assuming you need 3 or more of the same map, get them for the same price as an off-the-shelf classroom map.
Second is our customer service. Sure, you can order on-line. There are add-to-cart buttons all over this site. But if you have a queston about a school map and need help, just call us at 800-532-6675 and choose "Customer Service". A person will answer, not a machine.
Third and finally is our pricing. The maps we offer are comparable or superior to what you'll find from traditional classroom map vendors. But we challenge you to compare prices before you buy. We can certainly save your district or PTA a lot of money.
You know you don't have to buy a "classroom" map. Here's a little more about the difference between the "business" maps we sell and "classroom" maps.. What's the difference between a school map and a business map? It took me a couple years to discern the sometimes, subtle difference. But's here's a list based on my experience:
1. It's almost always big. You can't see a 3 by 2ft map in the back of a class. Although there's an exception for early elemtary that often uses placemat size maps because the instruction is much more personal
2. The text / type on the map is always larger. This gets back to point #1. You have to be able to see the map
3. The colors should never be subtle or a light pastel. They have to grab the student's attention
4. They are usually on a spring-roller which adds significantly to the cost
5. They are usually single purpose. A map that tries to cover too many concepts ends up losing them all
OK, here's another question we're often asked. My principal took away my classroom maps because I have a Smartboard. But I miss my pull down maps. What do I say to my principal? There's nothing like having a Smartboard in your classroom. And we'd advise giving up almost anything to get one, but... You've heard the old cliche about the teachable moment. And nothing can replace a wall map as a way to quickly, on the spur of the moment, point to where something you're discussing has happened If you need more than one map, please check our combination maps page. You'll save money buy purchasing 2 maps on one roller or a 2-sided map.
•See the Spring Roller Mounting page
•See all our other Mounting Options
•get help and advise on classroom maps
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