National Geographic Mapping

Dropdown menu provides links to access:

  • Mapmaker Interactive
  • Mapmaker Kits
  • 1-Page Maps
  • State Tabletop Maps
  • GeoStories – GeoStories combine interactive maps, media, and narrative
  • Map Games – Map Games provide interactive games to facilitate learning in educational settings. The collection includes Science and Engineering games
  • Map Skills – Map Skills section specifically provides content devoted to Mapping Concepts and Spatial Thinking Skills for Elementary grades

The National Council for Geographic Education (NCGE) is transitioning the Giant Maps from a rental to a sales model

The NCGE will be offering maps for purchase at a reasonable cost to educational organizations, increasing their access to students all over the country. Schools that purchase a Giant Map will have that map available all the time, allowing them to use it multiple times throughout the year and share it with other schools and community organizations. Maps of Asia, Africa, Europe, North America, South America, the Pacific Ocean, and the Solar System, as well as State Giant Maps for all 50 states and Washington D.C. will be available for purchase soon. Pricing information is now available on our website.
Email GiantMaps@ngs.org if you would like to be informed when sales begin.

Digital Atlas of Idaho

Natural and Social Idaho history Teaching Resources provide an extensive list of lessons plans and activities, by Grade levels K-12, by Subject Index and for Digital learning.  Diagrams, maps, images and glossaries are provided for multiple natural and social history topics of Idaho.  Idaho achievement standards are associated with the lesson plans under the Grade level link, although are dated 2001 and may have to be modified for current standards.

Story Maps 

Esri Story Maps are a simple yet powerful way to inform, engage, and inspire people with any story you want to tell that involves maps, places, locations, or geography. They make it easy for you to harness the power of maps to tell your story.  This website provides links to previously created story maps, with topics including recent maps for Hurricane Harvey.  See the story maps on the Home page and in the Gallery.  The website also offers instruction for creating your own story maps.