Educational Services

K-12 Education at Osher Map Library

OML staff and students prepare and offer a variety of educational materials for the K-12 groups, including MapPlay, a website geared for students grades 3 through 8. We also conduct classes and tours at OML, with stand-alone exercises and exercises geared to the current exhibition. OML’s Outreach team is also available to visit classrooms. All of our lessons can be transported and presented at schools, clubs, after-school programs, and camps in southern Maine. To learn more about field trips and class visits, please visit our Field Trips & Class Visits page.

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University-Level Instruction at OML

The Osher Map Library "faculty scholar" ~ currently Prof. Matthew Edney ~ is a member of the USM faculty. He teaches full courses on maps and their history, all of which meet in OML, and supervises USM and other students who seek an intern experience working with early maps.

The faculty scholar helps other faculty integrate maps into their own pedagogy and conducts guest classes for university-level courses on-site at OML. The courses for which he has given guest classes include:

American & New England Studies ~ Hispanic America; Native Peoples of North America; Practices of Everyday Life in Early America; Museums and Public Culture

Art ~ 2-D Drawing; Introduction to Printmaking: Intaglio and Relief

Community and Planning Development ~ Elements of Plan Making; Principles of Design

English ~ English Renaissance Literature and Culture; Literature of Discovery, Exploration, and Colonization; The Atlantic World in the Age of Discovery (cross-listed with History).

Geography ~ Human Geography; Cartography; Urban Geography

History ~ Colonial Latin America; Modern Latin America; Research, Reference, and Writing; History of Maine

Sociology ~ Sociology of the Body

Tourism and Hospitality ~ Tourism Product Development; Introduction to Cultural Tourism

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