Sunday, January 18, 2009

American Memory Historical Maps

The US Library of Congress website is a fantastic place to find digital copies of more than ten million primary sources. In the past I've mentioned that the teachers page on the LOC website is a good place to find daily history lessons through the "Today in History" section.

The Map Collections on the Library of Congress website is divided into seven categories including Military Campaigns and Battles and Discovery and Exploration. The Discovery and Exploration section includes maps of the journey of Lewis and Clark. The Military Campaigns and Battles section features an extensive collection of Revolutionary War era maps and charts.

Applications for Education
The map collections hosted on the Library of Congress website is a good place to find original charts and maps which can be used to provide geographic context for history lessons.