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Subject: Where to buy maps
Date Posted: 4/16/2011 4:01 PM ET
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where is an inexpensive place to buy maps?  we are looking for ones to posts on walls.

Date Posted: 4/16/2011 4:49 PM ET
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UPS had huge ones that were laminated for $10 last time I went in to ship something.

Date Posted: 4/17/2011 5:20 PM ET
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Sams or Costco.  If you're going to use them a lot, I highly suggest laminated ones.  You can mark on them with write-on/wipe-off markers and do fun geography stuff.

Date Posted: 4/18/2011 1:46 PM ET
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Costco is where I got ours, they were laminated also which is nice.

Subject: Wall Maps
Date Posted: 4/23/2011 11:27 PM ET
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National Geographic has a new Beta site where you can download individual, tabletop size consisting of about 8 pieces, and huge wall maps downloaded in about 136 pieces for the world map.  You print these "pieces" as standard paper size from your printer once you download them.  You can have the kids work on pieces of the map and tape them together and laminate them or you can piece them together first, laminate, and then use with the kids.  I have downloaded a few tabletop versions of several parts of the world for our homeschool geography lessons. 

http://education.nationalgeographic.com/education/multimedia/world-physical-mapmaker-kit/

 

 

 

Date Posted: 4/24/2011 12:11 AM ET
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That looks wonderful.  I just can't figure out how to download them.  Any advice?

Date Posted: 4/25/2011 10:40 AM ET
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Christa - After selecting the map you want, click the "open" button in the download window.

Subject: NatGeo Maps
Date Posted: 4/26/2011 9:41 PM ET
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Hi Christa,

 

When the mapmaker video shows up you will see some "slides" below the video display.  The first slide is the video playing.  The second is the first of downloads for that particular size map, which is the "individual" small map.  You can scroll sideways using the arrows or use the "Next" and "Prev" buttons with your mouse.  If you click directly onto the slide, you can download that part of the map.  Towards the end of the slides you can find the "table" map, which is what I downloaded.  Also, if you watch the video, it shows how you can download the maps to your computer.

 

I hope I am clear about this.  My family continuously say I am not clear about things, which is why sometimes chores don't get done or schoolwork is delayed.  Hmmmm.....

 

Enjoy!

Gina