A Set of Large, Colorful, Kid-friendly. Modern-looking Bible Maps
Perfect for hanging in the classroom and using in your lessons.
1. The Exodus and the Exile
2. The Land Where Jesus Lived
3. Jerusalem in Jesus’ Time
4. Early Christian Communities
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 maps. All four are sold as a set.
Priced: $29.99 for all four maps
This is significantly less expensive than the venerable and old-fashioned/academic-looking Abingdon Bible maps many of us have used over the years. Look much better too! Each map is 22″ x 32″. I recommend spray gluing them to foamcore. See my notes below.
See our Heroes of the Bible Posters which can also be ordered on our Maps and Poster order form.
Display and Hanging tips….
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. That’s how I have them in my classroom for easy reference, durability, and so the kids can “osmote” them over time 😉
Before you mount the maps…
Unfold the maps and place them face down on a clean hard surface, such as a table. Using a rolled dry towel, 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 FROM THE BACK of the poster.
Do not use the steam setting as this will cause the paper to crinkle when it dries.
You can now glue your maps to quality mounting board or foamcore. Use spray adhesive and NOT a water-based glue as the glue will shrink as it dries -imparting a slight curve to the mounted map. Alternately, you can lightly tack them into an inexpensive poster frame under a plexiglass sheet.
⇒ Do not use wet glue as it will cause the mounting board to curve when it shrinks. Buy good quality mounting board that won’t warp over time.
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.
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.