Teaching world history: from StudentsFriend.com


Blank outline maps and more

We have developed three essential, high-quality, blank outline maps to accompany Part 1 and Part 2 of the Student's Friend.

The Student's Friend is a concise narrative of world history that may be used in place of a traditional textbook, available free on this website.

High-quality maps from Student's Friend:

The two maps to be used with Part 1 are:

-a map of the world without political boundaries

(country borders not shown)

-a map of the Eastern hemisphere without political boundaries

Shows rivers associated with early ancient civilizations

The map to be used with Part 2 is:

-a map of the world with current political boundaries

(country borders are shown)


The maps are in pdf format, which means you will need a pdf reader such as Adobe Acrobat (available free) to open them. When printing, you might wish to set your printer to landscape format and high-quality print mode. Print at 100% (full size). If you select "fit to page," the map size may be somewhat reduced.  These are high-definition maps with large file sizes meant to serve as masters for making student copies; they might take some time to download depending on your connection speed.

Additional maps from other sources:

Two outline maps without political boundaries from National Geographic:

World map

Asia map

Outline maps from the Florida Geographic Alliance:

World map

Cradles of Civilization: Egypt, Mesopotamia, India, China

Africa political

North Africa and Southwest Asia

Europe political

Latin America political

North America political

Other maps from the Florida Geographic Alliance:

Africa vegetation (Sahara desert is prominent)

Pre-columbian cultures: Aztec, Maya, Inca

Caribbean, West Indies, with countries identified

South America with countries and major cities identified

Maps from the University of Texas:

World political map in color with countries identified

1598 map of the world

The Muslim world with Sunni and Shia areas identified

Scads of maps are available from World Atlas.com

Please excuse the advertising; it helps pay the bills.

© 2001-2016 Michael G. Maxwell, Maxwell Learning LLC