Lesson Plans for 3rd through 5th Grade

This lesson uses maps of Portland to illustrate important events and milestones in Portland's history, including the Revolutionary War and the Great Fire of 1866.

This lesson tells the story of the ways the surface of the earth has been depicted throughout history, and how maps came to be the way they are today.

This lesson uses maps made during the Middle Ages and Renaissance to show the sea monsters and monstrous peoples that explorers expected to find in distant parts of the earth.

This lesson, designed for Middle School students, features a 3-part powerpoint illustrating the history of Deering Oaks through historical maps and images.

This lesson shows how the development of tourism and different modes of transportation changed maps and history.

This lesson shows maps of Maine made in the 1800s and early 1900s to illustrate how the state was settled and developed.