Educational Map Set: Colonial New England

 


Are you a classroom teacher in the Portland area? We are happy to lend high-quality printed reproductions of this map set for use in your classroom at no cost. Additionally, we can provide print-outs of any of the following worksheets to accompany the map set, also at no cost to you. Please contact Renee Keul at renee.keul@maine.edu for more information or to reserve this map set.


Use these activities and maps to examine the attitudes, aims, and actions of colonizers during the 1600s and early 1700s in the homelands of various Haudenosaunee and Algonquin peoples. The encroachment of the colonizers into lands they labeled New England, New France, and New Netherlands can be tracked through these maps. [Note: Because these maps are from the colonizer perspective, we highly recommend also utilizing education resources that share an Indigenous perspective. The Abbe Museum has an extensive collection of educational materials available online at https://www.abbemuseum.org/educatorhub. Another excellent option is Bounty, a documentary due to be released in 2020 about the experience of the Penobscot during the colonial period. More information available at https://upstanderproject.org/bounty.]

In creating this Learn at Home theme, we have tried to make it as customizable as possible so it can be used with a variety of ages and skill sets. The “Independent Use” worksheets can be done apart from the Map Set, and have been created as PDF Forms so they do not need to be printed for your students to complete. The “Map Set” worksheets are also created as PDF Forms and use the maps listed below (or downloadable as a PDF).

Activity Links

Crossword Puzzle (can be used independently)

Colonial New England booklet (can be used independently)

Challenge Questions Sheet (to be used with map set below)

Scavenger Hunt (to be used with map set below)

Map Observations Activity (to be used with map set below)

Primary Source Analysis Tool (to be used with map set below)


Colonial New England Map Set

Also downloadable as a PDF

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1612, Samuel de Champlain, “Carte geographique de la Nouvelle Franse” – http://oshermaps.org/map/4072

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1630, Joannes de Laet, “Nova Francia et Regiones Adiacentes” – http://oshermaps.org/map/43477

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1637, John Smith, “New England” – http://oshermaps.org/map/12548

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1638, Willem Janszoon Blaeu, “Nova Belgica et Anglia Nova” – http://oshermaps.org/map/408

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1651, Jan Jansson, “Belgii Novi, Angliae Novae” – http://oshermaps.org/map/437

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1656, Nicolas Sanson, “Canada, or New France” – http://oshermaps.org/map/4078

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1662, Hugo Allardt, “Niew Amsterdam op’t Eylandt Manhattans” – http://oshermaps.org/map/459.0001

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1701, Herman Moll, “The English Empire in America” – http://oshermaps.org/map/2482

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1702, Cotton Mather, “Magnalia Christi Americana” – http://oshermaps.org/map/1807.0006

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1707, Pieter Van Der Aa, “Nieuw Engeland in Twee Scheeptotgen door Kapitein Johan Smith” – http://oshermaps.org/map/578

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1720, James Clark, “A New Map of New England According to the Latest Observations” – http://oshermaps.org/map/1830

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1730, Matthaus Seutter, “Recens Edita totius Novi Belgii in America Septentrionali” – http://oshermaps.org/map/4719

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1731, Cyprian Southack, “A Correct Map of the Coast of New England” – http://oshermaps.org/map/629

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1732, Herman Moll, “A New and Exact Map of the Dominions of the King of Great Britain on ye Continent of North America” – http://oshermaps.org/map/632

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1755, Thomas Johnston, “A Plan of Kennebek and Sagadahok Rivers, with the adjacent Coasts” – http://oshermaps.org/map/7404.0013


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