The Norman B. Leventhal Map Center is dedicated to developing innovative uses of maps and geographic materials to engage young people's curiosity about the world. Zoom in on a digital map with students, create engaging resources in professional development workshops for teachers, or visit our gallery and learning center with your class for one of our Map Lab programs.

Lesson Plans & Curriculum Units

These materials are designed for classroom use to enrich student learning. Search by LOCATION, TIME, and/or TOPIC through these detailed teacher resources.

Map Activities

Learners of all ages will enjoy exploring, navigating and expanding the ways they can use maps in a variety of settings.

Maps in the Classroom

Discover the many paths available to bring maps into your school in real and virtual ways.

Professional Development

We offer a wide variety of workshops for educators, both in schools and at the Boston Public Library.

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