Animate paper being unfolded, or unrolled

Hello,

I am trying to have a map of north america either fold open or roll open on a table and I can’t seem to find out where to begin on making this work. I should mention that i am quite the newbie to blender so hopefully this isn’t a dumb question. Is there any type of tutorial out there that might help, or can someone point me in the right direction to animate paper unfolding?

Thank you,
Tyler

Rig up the piece of paper with armatures.
here’s a simple tutorial:
http://www.users.bigpond.net.au/blendage/pages/tutorials/tut3/armatures.html