National Geographic
National Geographic


Giant Traveling Maps

National Geographic Giant Traveling Maps are enormously entertaining and educationally powerful tools for introducing geography and map reading skills to students, grades K-8.

What better way to teach young people the power of maps and the limitless depth of geography than a half court-sized map of a continent on which they can explore, travel from country to country, hop around, compete, collaborate and have lots of fun?

Coming soon: Information on obtaining a National Geographic Giant Map for the 2017-18 school year.

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When you have a map that children can actually stand on and move on, they have a better sense of where places are in the world.

Mary Cahill
Potomac School

Explore Our Maps

Solar System  

Revolve around the sun and explore the planets! Discover space history and important STEM concepts. Bring the universe to your students this year.


The tremendous Sahara, lush Congo, and endless savanna await on this continent of biomes.


Brave the tundra, travel the desert, and visit the highest and lowest known elevations on Earth.


History, culture, and geography collide on the smallest continent.

North America  

Traverse North America from Alaska’s Aleutian Islands to the Panama Canal.


Dive deep and visit the Ring of Fire to explore geology and earth science.

South America  

Imagine scaling the peaks of the Andes, searching for Machu Picchu, and swimming the Amazon River.

State Maps

National Geographic Society is providing all 50 states and the District of Columbia a free 16-by-20-foot Giant Traveling Map of their state. These classroom-size maps were created as a gift to the nation using the expertise of National Geographic's Cartographic Division and research on elementary spatial thinking. The gift is an expression of the commitment that the National Geographic Society has to educating students about the world and empowering them to make a difference.

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