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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.

Current and Upcoming Workshops

Mapping Boston’s Role in the American Revolution


Summer Teacher Institute for Grades 3-12 teachers
July 13-17, 2015

  • Investigate the Revolution with a geographical focus
  • Discover what maps and other primary sources reveal about the Revolution
  • Engage and explore with historic sites, scholars and other educators
  • Create a final primary source set and curricular materials for your students
For full information, download the flyer

Register here

This workshop is sponsored in part by the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Eastern Region Program, coordinated by Waynesburg University. This program is funded in part by Mass Humanities.


Visualizing the American Revolution


Grades 3-5 Teachers
July 28 & 29 + 3 online hours

Using art and other visual sources is an engaging way to help elementary students understand the people, geography and events of the American Revolution. In this workshop, teachers will work with scholars, educators and one another to gain a more complete and complex view of the American Revolution (focused mostly on Boston) and how to integrate visual sources into their classroom teaching. Participants will use resources from the Library of Congress, Leventhal Map Center and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston to create an online gallery and lesson plan to enhance their teaching.

For full information, download the flyer.

Register here

This workshop is sponsored in part by the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Eastern Region Program, coordinated by Waynesburg University. This program is funded in part by Mass Humanities.


To learn about these and other educational programs, please contact mleblanc@bpl.org

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