Illinois educators have needs that are unique and different from other states. That’s why we made this page just for you and your needs as a social studies professional.

April 12, 2024
Illinois Council for Social Studies
Session 1
Visual Literacy: Seeing Is Believing

Learn more about engaging products made specifically for your state.

Illinois Desk Map

Packs of 30 double-sided, laminated, markable desk maps give students a detailed look at their state. Includes a detailed political map on one side and either a physical or unlabeled map on the other. All maps include a variety of thematic insets showing population density, land use, annual precipitation and more. Desk maps come with a 16-page teacher’s guide with reproducible handout.

Illinois Wall Map

This full-featured state map is political with shaded relief; it shows county boundaries, major transportation routes, points of interest, physical features, and capital, major, and sizable cities with population ranges indicated by type size and/or symbol size.

Illinois Shaded Relief Map

This full-color state map includes shaded-relief topography, county names and borders, major and capital cities, main rivers, and other large bodies of water. It includes insets providing a state flag, a locator map (within North America), a table of statistics, and text with high-interest historical, anecdotal, and geographical information.

Discover More Professional Learning Opportunities

Social Studies School Service utilizes district goals and data to personalize supports, and to develop and facilitate professional learning opportunities that build capacity around instructional practice, resource implementation, teacher transfer, and social studies leaderships.

Meet your state curriculum specialist
Kimberly Fudge
Illinois Curriculum Specialist
After completing my Bachelors of Arts Degree in Radio/T.V. Broadcast from Lewis University in IL, where I was a two-sport athlete, I without regret took a career path into sales and never looked back. The majority of my career has been in educational sales with this great company! I really enjoy relationship building and being able to help meet customer needs. I pride myself on positively impacting the customer experience. The reason I enjoy educational sales is because it allows me to help support teachers in making the learning process more effective and enjoyable for students, who are our future. I am honored to be a part of such an important experience: learning and skill building. Having young learners myself now, I can really appreciate the effort put into making quality, engaging and effective resources. I enjoy faith-based activities, trying out new cooking recipes, creative writing, and playing/watching sports with my husband and two sons.