Monday, March 11, 2013

A Map of Nearly 100,000 Historic Places

Historic Places offers a Google Map of nearly 100,000 historic places in North America. Browse the map and click on the placemarks to discover historic sites all over the continent. Or use the search box to look for historic places in a specific area. Clicking on the placemarks in Historic Places will take you to more information about the location of the site and a link to learn more (links not included for all places).

Applications for Education
Social Studies students researching different areas of North America may find the Historic Places map to be useful in starting a search about the local history of an area. You might also find that your students will discover new-to-them historic places in their own backyards. If that's the case, plan a field trip to go learn more about those places.

H/T to Google Maps Mania.