Where In the World? Free Map Printables

Where In the World Free Map Printables
Where In the World Free Map Printables

While planning our ancient history studies, I noticed that most of the maps of the civilizations and empires were cropped close-ups.  They reminded me of the maps in the back of my dad's Bible when I was a child.  Those maps fascinated me, but they might as well have been maps of Middle Earth, for all I was able to put them into geographical context.

I decided to make some maps for Robbie to use that would show where in the world these places were.  Once I created them, I thought that they might be useful to others, so I modified ours to make them usable for many other applications.

The file is a free download and includes the four maps shown above.  "Where In the World Is _____?" for current places, and "Where In the World Was _____?" for historical places.  There is a color and gray-scale of each map.

Where In the World Free Map Example
One of the blank maps Robbie used as he learned the concept of "history".

When we do civilizations, we will mark where we are, then he will color the area we are studying.  I feel this will give him weekly world map practice and help him see these areas in context.  We will add them to our history notebook, along with his narrations and other work.  He will also be doing some of those close-up maps, for more detail.  ;)

Click to Download Where In the World? blank maps (PDF File).

If you use any of these maps and blog about it, I would love it if you would link back to this post... but I don't require it.  I honestly just hope these are as useful to others as they are to us.  

Linking up with:

Trivium Tuesdays


  1. Thanks for sharing this :) I pinned it for later!

  2. Thanks for sharing this, it's going to be a great resource for us this year!

  3. Thanks for sharing this - what a great resource!

  4. Thanks for sharing! I love maps and love teaching my kids map skills..

  5. Thank you so much for the maps, and for linking up.

    1. You're welcome.. and thank YOU for hosting. I had always wanted to join in, but never had any relevant posts. :)

  6. Oooo! I'll be downloading these and pinning as well. I find that I'm always searching for a good map. I'm sure these will be great at certain times. Thanks for sharing these with us at Trivium Tuesdays!


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