I would like to download and plot some kind of fun (large) illustrated map of the world or Canada (with animals/ dinosaurs / points of interest, etc.) for my son's preschool cartography class. Anyone has a good link or map they can share?
National Geographic is well known
(Please note I have worked via sub-contract for National Geographical Society in the past)
The idea is for children to colour them in.
Also get your school to start the nat geo geography bee.
I have had kids place at state the past two years, lots of fun!
Here are some learning teaching links that might help.
Copyright and reprinting rights might be an issue with the national geographic image above in class room use.
Wikipedia has some free ones with open licenses: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_map
You could also use Open Street Map which has reproduction friendly licenses with attribution.