Navigating Geography into the 21st Century

Grades K-12 | Social Studies | Cloud-based

What is World Atlas?

Rand McNally World Atlas is a dynamic, interactive online mapping application. World atlas connects teachers and students to powerful social studies, history, and geography content.


  • Discover Your World
    World Atlas brings together a ton of useful features that enable teachers and students to discover the world around them.
  • Create Dynamic Data Layers
    Customize maps with dozens of data layers including population density, climate, historical boundaries, natural hazards, and more.
  • Easy to Use
    Unlike other digital tools, the World Atlas doesn't require of training. Its simple user interface and integrated help content make it easy to use. Simply log in and start teaching.
  • Create Your Own Maps
    Teachers and students can quickly and easily create custom maps by annotating, drawing, and marking points of interest. Promote active learning using these powerful drawing tools.
  • Print Any Map
    Not just a digital tool! With World Atlas you can customize, download, save, and print maps. Do you need a map of Brazil showing annual rainfall or an outline map of Africa? No problem. Just click, save, and print.
  • Cloud-Based on Any Device
    World Atlas is accessible from the classroom or from home, on all major platforms and web browsers. All you need is an internet connection.
  • Bring History to Life
    Make history come alive by accessing historical maps from around the world. Show the reach of kingdoms and empires from thousands of years ago and demonstrate how boundaries have changed over time.
  • Standards-Aligned
    All of our content is aligned to State and Common Core standards. Our comprehensive search tool enables you to easily find content and lessons that meet your needs.

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Technical Requirements

World Atlas is web-based and accessible from the classroom or from home, on all major platforms and web browsers. All you need is an internet connection.

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About Rand McNally

Rand Mcnally social studiesSince 1856, Rand McNally Education has been opening classrooms to the world. They are committed to creating products that give students a lifelong foundation of foundation of Social Studies, History and Geographical literacy, while providing teachers with resources, materials, and guidance to help them engage children and enrich the learning experience. Rand McNally provides teachers with the resources, materials, and guidance to build collaborative classrooms and enrich the learning experience. Teachers trust their wide variety of products delivered in digital and print formats, such as World Atlas, classroom atlases, and wall maps.

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