Best Classroom Pull Down Maps For Homeschooling

We combined learning with style by installing some large pull down classroom maps for our homeschool room. Find out where we got them and what is behind them!

Let me first give you a nice look at these two roll down classroom maps. We have a world map and a map of the United States.

WORLD MAP

First, we have this world map with some darker bolder colors. I love how it is made to look vintage but does a really good job at visually separating the continents, countries, states, etc.

UNITED STATES MAP

Then I also got a USA map, also distressed and muted to look slightly vintage. We like being able to take a closer look at states, counties, cities and all the details in the country we live in.

HOW WE USE THE MAPS

Behind the maps, we actually installed a white board, which is so much fun for all of us. We simply got a sheet of whiteboard material from Home Depot and trimmed the edge with some wood trim and painted it.

The kids have a lot of fun drawing and playing games on this board! Of course, we use it to demonstrate math figures, write meaningful quotes, and practice some memorizations. A win-win in my book.

OUR DIY FAIL CREATING OUR OWN CLASSROOM PULL DOWN MAP

Before I tell you all about where we got the maps, let me first tell you about how we tried to DIY our own big rolling map. It was the biggest DIY fail we have probably ever had.

We thought we could join two cheap blinds, tape them down the center and use a long wood dowel to join them together at the rolling mechanisms. Well, that seemed to work so we started applying the wallpaper with wallpaper glue.

It was a shifting, twisting, bubbling nightmare – to say the least. Once we tried to get it on the wall, it was clear our little makeshift super-large-joined-together-roller-blind-thingy was not going to work. It would sag, get stuck, the rollers would snap…

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