Monday, January 30, 2012

Historic Map Resources

One request we’ve gotten over the year is for more map resources.

The Society recently opened an exhibit, “Mapping Montana: Two Centuries of Cartography”—which will be on display into May 2012.

All of the maps in the exhibit are available online through the Montana Memory Project as part of the Mapping Montana and the West collection, which includes maps from both the Montana Historical Society and the University of Montana Library.

University of Montana also has its maps displayed with a slightly different interface here.

We’re making the resources more accessible—now we need your help!

  • How can you see using these maps in the classroom? 
  • What, if any, types of lesson plans would you like to see developed to aid their use? 
  • Would a PowerPoint of the maps be useful, following along the lines of the exhibit? 
  • Would you like to see specific  maps linked to specific chapters of the textbook? 
  • Focus questions for particular maps? 
  • Or???

We’re all ears—so, please send us your thoughts.

P.S. You can find the National Archives’ document analysis worksheet geared toward analyzing maps here.

1 comment:

  1. That's amazing historic map resource ,very nice post,thanks for sharing.