World Atlas from Rand McNally

Dynamic mapping and cross-curricular content from the most trusted name in education

World Atlas by Rand McNally

Help your students explore the world with World Atlas

World Atlas delivers engaging, interactive geography and social studies content, combined with reading and writing lessons that are easy to navigate and integrate into the classroom.

Complete with dynamic mapping tools, blank maps, Teacher Lesson Plans, World Events articles AND free pdf versions of our student atlases and teacher guides, World Atlas is the complete geography resource for your school.

Sign up for a preview of World Atlas and learn how your teachers and students will benefit from:

  • The ability to dynamically create, annotate, save, and download thousands of maps!
  • A rich source of reference articles for every US state and country in the world.
  • High-interest World Events articles for all reading levels designed to fully engage your students with links to photos, maps, comprehension questions, and writing exercises.
  • Editable lesson plans and images to help build your presentations, and more.
  • PDF versions of our Student Atlases and Teacher Guides – more than an $850 value!
  • Support for the Common Core Standards and correlations to State Standards.

For more information on World Atlas, sign up for a demo using the form on the right, or visit

Here's what District Administrators have to say:

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World Atlas stays up-to-date

World Atlas is extremely informationally-driven and would be so helpful for teachers. Our textbooks go out of date quickly, but World Atlas would be our source for updated content. And I simply cannot believe that the student atlases and teacher’s guides are included!

–Assistant Superintendent, North Carolina

Custom dynamic maps make it easy

The interactive maps and customization abilities are wonderful. This will make life easier for teachers, and students will enjoy creating them.

–Assistant Superintendent, Illinois

What you need to support teachers

Our teachers want labeled maps of every country, and blank outline maps for practice and assessment. World Atlas has what we need to support teachers.

–Social Studies Department Chair, Massachusetts

World Atlas in Action


Easy to Navigage Labeled Maps View


Blank Outline Maps for Practice & Assessment


Detailed Interactive Physical Map View


PDF Versions of Classroom Atlases


PDF Versions of Classroom Atlases


Customize World Atlas based on your lesson plans


World Atlas gives students and teachers easy access to the reasouces they need