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Mapping Boston and the American Revolution

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Grade Level Middle School
Location Boston
Time Period 1700-1799
Topic American Revolution, Civics and Government, Geography Matters, Learning with Maps, Military Engagement

Overview

Maps tell stories both based on the information they include and the details they omit. For our nation’s founding story, the American Revolution, maps reveal many interesting aspects of this narrative. Maps of Boston in particular are central to this tale as so many important events occurred there. Understanding the landscape in which these events unfolded helps to convey the intensity of the experience for the colonists who lived and worked closely among one another and the British soldiers.

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Norman B. Leventhal Map Center (http://maps.bpl.org)