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Maps & Cartography: Teaching with Maps (K-12)

Last Updated: Jun 24, 2022 10:29 AM

Introduction

This page gathers selected map, geographical data and teaching resources as a starting point for incorporating maps into teaching. Please refer to our many other UB Libraries guides for additional map resources. 

Teaching Resources

New and Highlighted Resources 

Mapping, Society and Technology by Steven Manson (UMN Open Access Textbook)

Geography Games and Virtual Travel Through the USA (Cassie Parker) This page compiles a list of virtual field trips through the 50 US states! It also includes a list of geography games for kids. Thank you to the anonymous parent that shared this resource for our guide. 

National History Day: Maps Edition. A Guide for Finding, Analyzing, and Using Maps in Projects (Stanford Libraries). This website helps students learn about historical maps and guides them in their use as primary sources in their school projects.

World Geography Games. These internet quizzes will help kids, students and adults test their geographic knowledge. The site includes games focusing on countries, capitals and flags for the world or specific regions/continents.

Geography Resources