At Let’s Go Geography, we now offer our own blank map of the world. You can get it Free (along with a blank continent map of Europe), or you can purchase a Complete Set of an outline map of the world, outline continent maps with their countries, and a bonus outline map of Central America.
A Blank Map of the World: The Disappearing Problem
But there is a story to why we had to make our own blank map of the world.
Back as far as I can remember, there was a great online source for a blank map of the world and blank continent maps. As well as regions and notable places. A site called Eduplace. They had a printable blank map of the world and printable blank continent maps you could download to your heart’s content. Life was good.
Our curriculum linked to Eduplace. And everyone was happy.
Then out of the blue one day, all printable blank maps at Eduplace were gone.
Just like that. Poof. Nothing there. Nada.
Like, not only were the printable blank maps gone, the site was shut down and replaced with something not very useful. To me, anyways.
It left me in a bind. At this point I had SIXTY-FOUR published lessons that linked to the Eduplace printable blank maps that NO LONGER EXISTED! Now that’s a problem.
What to do?
Especially since I didn’t want this to happen again. After all, I’m used to replacing a link every now and then. Here and there.
But in EVERY lesson AT THE SAME TIME?!!! No, thank you.
A Blank Map of the World: The Let’s Go Geography Solution
So obviously I had to create a blank map of the world PLUS outline continent maps just for Let’s Go. Now our lessons could include our own printable blank maps, they’d have no links, and best of all, the maps wouldn’t disappear without warning!
So I attacked what seemed like a ginormous project, and you know, it wasn’t that bad. A lot of work? Yes. But worth it. And I actually enjoyed making these.
So right now we have a blank map of the world PLUS one with continents labeled. We also have printable blank continent maps, PLUS versions with country & capital labels. And as a bonus, there is also a map of Central America thrown in the mix.
Just to be clear, the blank continent maps include North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia/Oceania. Not Antarctica because there are no countries in Antarctica. But Antarctica is featured on the blank map of the WORLD, so that should meet your needs. At least the needs of most people. I hope that includes you!
Blank Maps of the Continents: Problems & Fixes
Since I had to create our own printable maps, I was able to fix a problem with the Eduplace blank continent maps in the process.
This problem was most obvious on their Europe map. It was also on their Africa map, and maybe others.
The problem? A lot of the smaller countries’ names were abbreviated. For adults that’s usually not a problem. But when you ask a child if they can find Austria, but the map only says Aust, that’s a problem.
So our labeled maps spell out the entire names of even the smallest countries unless it’s ridiculously impossible.
To accommodate this, some of the countries’ capitals would not fit, but this does not affect any of the countries featured in the Let’s Go Geography curriculum. Those countries’ capitals are always included, no matter what!
Bottom Line: Let’s Go Geography now offers a great blank map of the world PLUS printable blank maps of each inhabited continent!! And labeled versions as well.
How to Get Your Own Blank Map of the World
Are you wondering how you can get these?
There are 3 ways:
- To get labeled maps, you can subscribe to any year of the Let’s Go Geography curriculum. The printable, labeled maps are in your member Portal (and are currently being added to every individual lesson).
- You can download our FREE blank map of the world AND our blank map of Europe with countries, along with labeled versions, for FREE.
- Lastly you can purchase ALL the outline maps, labeled and unlabeled, for about the price of one of those fancy-schmancy drinks at Starbucks. This pack includes a blank map of the world with continents and blank continent maps with countries.
As a bonus, there is also a blank map of Central America in the set, labeled and unlabeled, since kids usually find it difficult to see any of the small Central American countries on a North America map.
Choose whichever option works for you! And enjoy our blank maps of the world!