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This lesson shows how the competitors for land in present day New England saw and mapped the landscape and its resources. This visit theme includes a Resources of New England game in which students collect the resources that native peoples and early settlers used to survive and prosper.
Intended to be completed in the classroom before the scheduled field trip or class visit, the pre-teaching activity will give students some familiarity with the terms, ideas, and visuals, that they will see during the actual visit.
During this portion of the visit, students will be asked to look closely at twelve to twenty maps that fit within the curriculum theme. Each student will need to find:
Examples of Maps Used:
(sets of maps will vary)
OML visit themes have recommended hands-on activities or group-games that can be done in conjunction with the Guided Inquiry exercise.
*For large groups or groups with a flexible time frame, take a peek at our related partnership program,
New England & Portland in the Colonial Era with the Tate House Museum.