Help your students learn geography with a blank United States map with states. There are three free maps to pick from. They can be used in a wide variety of school and educational projects, including crafts, homework assignments, and social studies activities. For some fun activity ideas, please see the list at the bottom of the page.
Blank United States Map with States
For starters, here’s a standard blank map of the contiguous United States. This is a great map for kids to color and label. Click on the image below to open the PDF file in your browser, and download the file to your computer.
Blank USA Outline with States
For some social studies projects, a simplified US map may be more useful than the detailed one above. Click on the image below to open the PDF file in your browser, and download the file to your computer.
Blank USA Map with States – 3D
A 3D map of the USA would look great on the wall of a social studies classroom. Click on the image below to open the PDF file in your browser, and download the file to your computer.
USA Map Classroom Project Ideas
If you’re a teacher looking for activity ideas, here are a few that may inspire you:
1. Print out the USA map outline. Have your kids label the states names and capitals.
2. Color and print the map outline onto a poster. Glue cardboard underneath and cut out the states to make a large United States puzzle for your classroom.
3. Tell your students to draw important geographical features on the USA map, such as Mount Rushmore, the Grand Canyon, and the Mississippi River.
These maps are derivatives of a public domain USA map: http://www.nationalatlas.gov