Meg Scarey Teacher, Windham, NY
My students LOVE this calendar. We use it each morning as one of our morning activities. It is exciting to see them eager to read, research and answer the daily question. With the use of this calendar I have been able to incorporate geography into daily lessons. The monthly map activities have also proven useful in teaching map skills. This has turned out to be one of the best tools I have ever used to teach geography in my 22 years of teaching.
Sheri Horn Daycroft School, Ann Arbor, MI
Since our school is a Montessori school, we really value geography and cartography. We use Neinhaus maps extensively, and your maps provide a natural extension. Your maps help us teach U.S. social studies concepts with a hands on component.
Joseph Feintuck Third Grade Teacher, Lowell Community Charter Public School
For the past 5 years, I have purchased treasure maps for International Talk Like A Pirate Day and my students have loved them! The treasure maps allowed them the opportunity to use their creativity by designing their own treasure island in full color. Some students distressed their maps by wrinkling them or by rubbing tea on the front to give them an aged effect.
Debra Cully Naples Christian Academy
As an experienced teacher of 18 years, I’m always trying to find creative fun and valuable ways for my students to learn about their state and the world around them while also integrating core curriculum. Map of the Month provided that valuable learning experience through their amazing maps. What a marvelous educational learning tool.
Ashley O’Hara Pleasantville Middle School, Pleasantville, NY
We use the maps in the 5th grade for Social Studies units for review of basic map skills. We also do a unit on the states and their capitals and the provinces in Canada! The students work on the maps independently and sometimes in pairs– they LOVE them!
Gina Floyd Ballard School, Solvang, CA
Thank you for your attention to detail. We received your Map of the Month CD. You were professional, conscientious, and friendly. I would not hesitate to use “Map of the Month” again. Best wishes to you!
Jensie Kainz Campbell Hall School, N Hollywood, CA
I have been using the California Maps for the last 15 years and LOVE them. I teach California History to fourth graders and using these large maps help the children locate the various areas needed in our studies.
My students use these maps as their ‘Map Project’. They are given 4 weeks to label and complete all the locations listed on your maps, including the California Missions. The assignment is done at home with atlases as resources: internet as well. Having them search and research on their own, is a skill in itself.The children have loved the project and are very proud of their work upon its completion.
Val Eyre 6th Grade Teacher, Sage Park Middle School
I have used your maps for years in my geography classes and love them. At our combined meetings with our high school the Social Studies teachers make mention of how much more prepared the students are who do them in middle school. I usually start off with the world map and have them shade the coastlines blue so students can differentiate between the water and land. We “build” our maps together for the first couple with me starting them off and then having them complete several parts for homework. Working on the maps helps students with the concept of being neat, spelling correctly, and following directions.
Patricia Nelson Crystal Lake, IL
I love your maps. I am teaching a K-2 country study this Fall and the maps I bought are for each of the kids to have their own to see where each country is located. Your large map lets them get a better view of the world.
Caroline Kernkamp Alameda Unified School District, Berkeley, CA
I really, really like your maps! They look pretty impressive when a whole class worth gets put up on display, the students love working on them and are proud of their accomplishment and the maps are a very effective anchor for lessons in geography, history and vocabulary. They are very cool, plus the staff at Map of the Month is great.
Michael Lobitz Longtime Customer, Folsom, CA
Thank you. We have enjoyed the maps for many years and hope to continue in the future.
Nathalie Gray Foothill Elementary, Monterey, CA
I have used Map of the Month for about 10 years. Their customer service is outstanding, and they do their best to get the maps to you quickly. The maps are great! The students learn about the world, and there is always something for them to do when they finish their work. So many of my students love the maps and look forward to doing them. I start off with Map Skills, and that sets the expectation for good work. I then do about six other maps through the year. I love these maps!
Toni Barrett Elizabeth School, Rockville, MD
Our third grade students use the Treasure Map in conjunction with one of the novels they read. After they read the novel, each student creates his/her own treasure map. I had the opportunity to see them this year, and some of them were quite spectacular.
Meredith Tibbo Nahant MA
In my classroom, I use the maps across the curriculum as their content extends well beyond History and Social Studies. My students truly enjoy working on their maps. The North American map is an engaging introduction to 5th grade History and Social Studies as is the Early Civilizations map for 6th grade. As corny as this sounds, I find the maps to be of such value to my students that I have personally purchased the maps for the past two years so that they do not miss out on the experience due to budget cuts in our district.
Robert Poff Retired teacher, Huntsville, AL
I used your maps for many years before I retired and noticed a definite increase in my students’ understanding of world activities based on physical geography. I highly recommend your maps as a learning tool.
Jerry Golden Dexter, KS
We use many of the Map of the Month maps in both elementary and high schools. They are of excellent quality and are priced right.
Mackenzie Sottini Cary, North Carolina
I found using the World Explorer map while studying European Explorers to be extremely useful. It allowed the students to put into perspective the miles traveled and the lengths countries went to to add land to increase their power. I also loved the fact the students were labeling parts of the world they may have never heard of before.