Lesson Plan

  • Lesson Plan: Introduction to Maps

    This lesson uses both old and new maps to illustrate the different ways people can use and make maps. After a short presentation, students will complete Tino's Map Book, in which they will make their own maps of familiar areas. Grade L...

  • Cartography Corner: K-12 Outreach Newsletter

    The Fall/Winter 2014 issue of Cartography Corner: K-12 Education Outreach Newsletter is available for download. Archive: Cartography Corner: K-12 Education Outreach Newsletter, Spring/Summer 2014 Cartography Corner: K-12 Education Outreach Newsl...

  • Grim Side of Thematic Mapping

    Grade Levels: 9-12 Time Allotment: 1.5 to 2 hours Maine Social Studies Standards: C1, D1, E1 This lesson examines various kinds of thematic maps from the 19th century. It begins with an example of a Sanborn fire insurance maps, followed by a serie...

  • Colonial Worldview

    Return to K-12 Educational Resources Grade Levels: 9-12 Time Allotment: 60 to 75 minutes Maine Social Studies Standards: C1, C2, D2, E1, E2 This lesson uses European maps from before the American Revolution to show how Europeans saw the world a...

  • Maine State History

    Return to K-12 Educational Resources Grade Levels: 3-8 Time Allotment: 75 to 90 minutes Maine Social Studies Standards: C1, C2, D2, E1 This lesson shows maps of Maine made in the 1800s and early 1900s to illustrate how the state was settled and...

  • Travel and Tourism

    Return to K-12 Educational Resources Grade Levels: 3-5 Time Allotment: 60 to 75 minutes Maine Social Studies Standards: C1, E1 This lesson shows how the development of tourism and different modes of transportation changed maps and history. It s...

  • Travel and Transportation

    Return to K-12 Educational Resources Grade Levels: K-2 Time Allotment: 35 to 45 minutes Maine Social Studies Standards: C1, E1 This lesson shows how different modes of transportation changed maps and history. The students will complete a small ...

  • Lessons for Maine Studies: Moses Greenleaf, Maine’s First Mapmaker

    Lesson plans by Holly Hurd and Dixie Hayes with Joel Eastman These lesson plans are designed for Middle School students, grades 6-8, and focus on content from the book Settling the Maine Wilderness, by Walter Macdougall, about settlement of the inte...

  • Deering Oaks, Portland’s Urban Oasis

    Deering Oaks Lesson This lesson, designed for Middle School students, features a 3-part powerpoint illustrating the history of Deering Oaks through historical maps and images. The students use the information found in the presentation to complete an...

  • Colonial South America

    Return to K-12 Educational Resources Grade Levels: 6-12 Time Allotment: 75 to 90 minutes Maine Social Studies Standards: C1, D2, E1, E2 This lesson examines European maps of South America and the Caribbean for illustrations of colonial ambition...