Ancient Civilizations Map


  • Generously sized – 16 inches x 20 inches
  • Outline map – perfect for shading & labeling with colored pencils
  • Activities included – use with “on-map” activities or your own lesson plan
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Why You'll Love the Ancient Civilizations Map

Your students can learn ancient history and geography on this large map devoted to the area from western Europe and Africa eastward to India and China.

Interesting details showing students how geography affected movement and settlement. From early man, ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, ancient Greece, Phoenicia, ancient Hebrews, Anatolia, Persian Empire, Empire of Alexander the Great, Early India, China, Rome, and the Roman Empire.

Each map has loads of fun activities for students to gain a deep understanding of ancient civilizations, including locating, labeling the areas of early man, cities and settlements of individual civilizations, areas of conquest, and more!

Map Features

  • Generously sized - 16 inches x 20 inches, ideal for students to see details.
  • Outline map - perfect for shading & labeling with colored pencils (highly recommended), crayons, or markers
  • Activities included - use with "on-map" activities or with your own lesson plan.
  • Printed on sturdy paper and shipped flat - no folds, creases, or curly papers!

 FREE Downloadable Bonuses Included with this Map

When you purchase this map you will receive links to download the free bonuses listed below. These are digital files that you can download and begin using immediately.

Bonus #1:
Step-by-Step Mapping - Ancient Civilizations

Step-by-Step Mapping is a high-resolution digital file meant for projecting on a whiteboard or viewing on a computer. The activity map is shown in 4-6 stages of completion. A great way to add your own customizations when projecting on a whiteboard!

Bonus #2:
CartoCraze - Nile River

You will receive the Nile River downloadable workshop (part of our CartoCraze membership.) In this workshop, students explore the river in detail with loads of fun activities, learning resources, and extra printables.

From Blank to Beautiful

Why These Maps Work
  1. 1
    Reinforces Neatness. Cartography is a great way to learn paper-to-pencil skills. For example, students may have to make a word fit into a small or odd-shaped space, while still maintaining legibility. Students learn and carry these presentation skills into their other school work.
  2. 2
    Encourage research skills. Students learn to use atlases, encyclopedias and other resources.
  3. 3
    Cooperation through teamwork. Students can work in groups while using our maps, encouraging the all-important skill of cooperation.
  4. 4
    More than geography. Our maps bring together geography and art skills, as well as providing a link to other disciplines such as math, literature and history. You can use our maps for a variety of topics and lessons. Be sure to check out our free map resources and CartoCraze membership.
  5. 5
    Fun to use. Students love to color and use their imaginations. Because our maps are fun to use, they make teaching and learning geography easier.


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