The U.S. State Tabletop MapMaker Kits maps include state boundaries, interstate highways, rivers, and the top ten most populous cities in each state. Each state map is available as a downloadable tiled PDF that you can print, laminate, and assemble to engage students in group work to learn about their state's geography. The tiled map is a large map that prints out on several 8.5'' by 11'' sheets of paper for easy assembly and convenient printing. The map is also available as a "poster version" that you can print on a large-format printer.
To print so the tiles line up perfectly, do not print directly from an Internet browser. First, download the files to your desktop. Choose File > Print.
In the pop-up menu, find the section for “page-scaling,” “paper sizing and handling,” or a similar label. In this section, select the option that is most similar to “shrink to printable area” or “shrink oversized pages” and print.
For a customizable 1-page map of each state, visit the MapMaker 1-page Map tool here. These maps include less detail, but can be good for individual student work or for teacher presentation.