Lesson Plan

  • Cartography and the Renaissance

    Return to K-12 Educational Resources Grade Levels: 6-12 Time Allotment: 50 to 60 minutes Maine Social Studies Standards: D1, E1 This lesson compares maps made in the Middle Ages to maps made during the Renaissance to illustrate the widespread a...

  • Medieval Maps and Monsters

    Return to K-12 Educational Resources Grade Levels: 3-5 Time Allotment: 50 to 60 minutes Maine Social Studies Standards: C1, D1, E1 This lesson uses maps made during the Middle Ages and Renaissance to show the sea monsters and monstrous peoples ...

  • Colonial New England

    Return to K-12 Educational Resources Grade Levels: 6-12 Time Allotment: 75 to 90 minutes Maine Social Studies Standards: C1, C2, D1, D2, E1 This lesson includes a discussion of the rival powers competing for land in present-day New England and ...

  • Projections and Globemaking

    Return to K-12 Educational Resources Grade Levels: 3-8 Time Allotment: 75 to 90 minutes Maine Social Studies Standards: D1, E1 This lesson tells the story of the ways the surface of the earth has been depicted throughout history, and how maps c...

  • Mapmaking Lessons for Young Students

    Many thanks to Lee Urban for allowing OML to post his mapmaking lesson plans on our website. Using David Sobel’s Mapmaking with Children: Sense of Place Education for the Elementary Years, Lee put together five fun map activities for the first and ...

  • Portland History

    Return to K-12 Educational Resources Grade Levels: 3-5 Time Allotment: 60 to 75 minutes Maine Social Studies Standards: C1, D1, E1 This lesson uses maps of Portland to illustrate important events and milestones in Portland's history, including ...

  • Introduction to Maps and Mapmaking

    Return to K-12 Educational Resources Grade Levels: K-2 Time Allotment: 35 to 45 minutes Maine Social Studies Standards: D1 This lesson uses both old and new maps to illustrate the different ways people can use and make maps. After a short prese...