Professional Development

"Maps to me are now dynamic, vibrant, alive and worth engaging”
--Teacher Workshop Participant

The Norman B. Leventhal Map Center offers a variety of professional development opportunities for educators. All workshops expand educators’ views of the ways in which they can use maps, not simply to teach geography, but opening up the possibilities for using these resources as starting points for a variety of lessons in various subject areas.

Upcoming Workshops

May 7 & 14: Landscape of Revolution

Discover American Revolution primary sources from the Leventhal Map Center and Library of Congress. Try out strategies for teaching with maps, visuals and documents. Learn about the role of African American soldiers in the Revolution and enrich your teaching of this era.

Course fee: $100 deposit (deposit will be returned upon completion of the course and assignment)

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July 2016: Mapping Boston’s Role in the American Revolution

• Investigate the American Revolution with a geographical focus
• Try out strategies for teaching with maps, visuals and documents
• Engage and explore with historic sites, scholars and other educators
• Create lesson plans and take home resources to enrich your teaching of this time period 

WHEN: July 18 – 22, 2016
AUDIENCE: Grades 3-12 teachers
LOCATIONS: Norman B. Leventhal Map Center • Boston National Historical Park • The Massachusetts Historical Society • The Bostonian Society/Old State House • The Paul Revere House • Old North Church
PDPS/GRADUATE CREDIT: Up to 67.5 PDPs, 3 graduate credits, optional (additional $225 to Framingham State)
COST: $150 (includes refreshments and classroom materials)
REGISTER: click here
QUESTIONS:, 617-859-2294

To learn about these and other educational programs, please contact

Norman B. Leventhal Map Center (