Blank World Map Printable

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Blank world map worksheet with countries - outline, non-labeled template with borders - print or download

This blank map of the world:

  • Can be easily downloaded and printed as a PDF
  • Displays all continents and countries with borders but without labels and names
  • Prints in 8.5" x 11" landscape for easy reading and copying
  • Is unlocked for adding text labels and can also be labeled or colored by hand
  • Can easily be turned into a Google Slide for projection
  • Integrates with Google Classroom in either Slides, Docs, or PDF format
  • Supplements geography, history, politics, cultural, and social studies lessons

How to use this blank world map

Use this blank world map printable to:

  • Supplement your geography, social studies, or history lessons
  • Give a blank world map quiz - have students label countries and continents
  • Teach students about different continents, countries, landmarks, political boundaries, and cultures
  • Encourage students to take their learning further by illustrating or coloring in the map to make it look even more realistic

Add a color blank world map

This full-color world map is a great complement the black and white version when teaching geography.

Find more printable maps

Visit the map library to find hundreds of blank and labeled maps of the United States, blank US state maps, labeled US state maps, blank country maps, topological maps, and other geography maps of the world free to print and download.

Why teach mapping skills?

In this era of real-time GPS, map, and navigation applications on virtually every handheld device, and full color maps with incredible detail and precision on hundreds of websites, many people ask the question "Why teach mapping skills to students when they can just use technology?"

That's a good question - and it turns out that there are a number of good and reasonable answers.

The skills needed to read and interpret a map are about more than just finding direction. Mapping skills also help students:

  • Build and enhance visual learning skills that help with other subjects like math (graphing) and science (estimation)
  • Develop the ability to estimate distances between places or objects
  • Learn to make spatial comparisons, and develop a sense of scale (i.e. countries indicated on a map are shown in scale)
  • Understand how to analyze and quantify data - for example, reading topological maps that show erosion, changing coastlines, new volcanoes, etc.

So, give your students a head start on developing important academic and life skills by teaching them how to read a map in your geography, social studies, or history classes.

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