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  • Advanced Education Materials

    Advanced Education Materials These lesson plans were designed by Liz Swasey, a teacher with years of experience teaching High School. They are suitable for high schoolers in advanced history courses. An Introduction to Maps as Primary Source Doc...

  • 2022 Mapmaking Contest Entries

    See 2022's Winners and Honorable Mentions Nintia Islands by Jamilson M. from Portland (King Middle School, Mr. Chapin's Class, 6th Grade)Full Image at https://oshermaps.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/100.jpg Malonia: World of Wonder by Elea...

  • 11. Acknowledgements

    Section 11. Acknowledgments [expand title="VIEW OTHER SECTIONS"] North of Nowhere, West of the Moon: Myth, Fiction, and Fantasy in Maps 1. Introduction 2. Mapping Literature and Authors 3. Fairy Tales, Theme Parks, and Imagined Worlds 4. Middl...

  • North of Nowhere, West of the Moon: Myth, Fiction, and Fantasy in Maps

    North of Nowhere, West of the Moon: Myth, Fiction, and Fantasy in Maps was conceived in late-2021 as a "pop up" exhibition (a quickly organized and timely show) to showcase a long sought after new acquisition, Bernard Sleigh’s 1918 "An Anciente M...

  • Spanish Maps

     Are you a classroom teacher within the Greater Portland area? We are happy to lend high-quality printed reproductions of this map set at no cost as part of an Activity Kit for use in your classroom. The kit will also include a variety of age-ap...

  • Depictions of Indigenous People on Colonial Maps

     Are you a classroom teacher within the Greater Portland area? We are happy to lend high-quality printed reproductions of this map set at no cost as part of an Activity Kit for use in your classroom. The kit will also include a variety of age-ap...

  • Mapmaking Contest 2021

    153 Maine students submitted maps in the 2021 Mapmaking Contest! Submissions are displayed below in alphabetical order by last name. Click on an image to see a larger file. Riley A. from Chebeague IslandLittlefield Woods Chebeague Island School,...

  • Section 5 (Lost Study Abroad Experiences)

    [expand title="EXHIBIT NAVIGATION"] Where Will We Go From Here? Travel in the Age of COVID-19 1. Mapping Disease and Public Health 2. Birthdays, Anniversaries, and Family Milestones 3. Weddings 4. Work-related Travel 5. Lost Study Abroad Expe...

  • Section 4 (Work-related Travel)

    [expand title="EXHIBIT NAVIGATION"] Where Will We Go From Here? Travel in the Age of COVID-19 1. Mapping Disease and Public Health 2. Birthdays, Anniversaries, and Family Milestones 3. Weddings 4. Work-related Travel 5. Lost Study Abroad Expe...

  • Section 3 (Weddings)

    [expand title="EXHIBIT NAVIGATION"] Where Will We Go From Here? Travel in the Age of COVID-19 1. Mapping Disease and Public Health 2. Birthdays, Anniversaries, and Family Milestones 3. Weddings 4. Work-related Travel 5. Lost Study Abroad Expe...