Large, Colorful, Kid-friendly. Modern-looking Bible Maps
(that don’t cost a fortune)
I was really happy to find these four large Bible maps because I love teaching with Bible maps (and my customers are probably sick of hearing that, but hey!) These maps would look great in any classroom. Each is 22″ x 32″, printed on HEAVY paper, and includes a free teaching guide with the posters. This is a set of four maps; cannot be ordered separately.
At $27 for all four maps, they are also significantly less expensive than the venerable and academic looking Abingdon Bible maps I’ve recommended over the years. Look much better too! Each map is 22″ x 32″.
See our Heroes of the Bible Posters which can also be ordered on our Maps and Poster order form.
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WHEN YOU RECEIVE YOUR SET OF FOUR BIBLE LAND MAPS
The Bible Lands Maps come folded in a protective envelope. If you’re going to be storing them folded, then you’re good to go. However, I recommend you hang them or mount them, and thus, the following way of preparing them:
Unfold the maps and place them face down on a clean hard surface, such as a table. Using a rolled dry cloth, gently massage the crease lines until they are flat. You can also use an electric iron set on the lowest possible heat setting, and with the steam setting OFF. Place a thin towel on the crease and gently warm and press the creases. Do not use the steam setting as this will cause the paper to crinkle when it dries.
You can now glue your maps to foamcore using special spray glue for that purpose, or place under a plexiglass sheets. If framing the maps, apply a very very light coat of spray tacky glue to the back panel that came with the frame and carefully lay the map onto the backing where you have lightly sprayed the glue. Do not use much glue at all and do not spray directly on the posters themselves. The glue is to prevent the map from sagging or shifting inside the frame. If you use too much, it may soak into the paper and cause wrinkling when it dries.
WAYS OF DISPLAYING YOUR MAPS:
Tip 1: GLUE your maps to foamcore and mount a hanger on them so you can move them around the classroom and not have to store them away. (Out of sight is truly out of mind).
Tip 2: You can also frame your maps, or slide under a plexiglass sheet you have mounted to a wall.
Tip 3: CLAMP all their top edges together between two strips of wood and hang on hooks in the wall. Get two 1″x 3/4″ boards and cut them approx 6 inches longer than length of the maps. (The extra 3″ on each side will be where you make your attach points for attaching the maps to the wall. This will also allow maps to be flipped over the board and not hit the mounting hooks.) Stack the maps and clamp the top 1″ of the maps between the two strips of wood. Fasten the clamping with bolts or glue. Now you have a hanging set of maps. If you don’t want to clamp over the top 1″ of your maps, GLUE a strip of cloth to the top of each map and clamp the cloth. This will also keep your maps from creasing and tearing at the bend when you fold them over to access various maps.
How to MARK ON YOUR MAPS without destroying them:
If you’re putting your maps under plexiglass, you can use dry erase markers on them. If you are hanging them, then purchase large CLEAR “dry erase” vinyl sheets to place over your maps so you can MARK THEM UP with a dry erase marker. Google the term “clear dry erase vinyl sheet”, or look at http://www.topvinylfilms.com/products/Removable_Clear_Dry_Erase_Vinyl-21-13.html
Teach with maps! …and enjoy.