North Carolina Maps: Resources for K-12 Teachers and Students

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Resources for Teachers and Students

Why Use Historic Maps in the Classroom?
This short essay discusses how and why to introduce K-12 students to historic maps.

Finding Great Maps Online
Suggestions and links for finding maps on the web.

Using North Carolina Maps in the Classroom
An introduction to the many features and uses of the North Carolina Maps website.

An Introduction to North Carolina Maps
This introductory presentation gives students a history of the mapping of North Carolina by highlighting significant milestones through selected maps from the collection.

Lesson Plans

Grades K-5


Reading Maps for Town Size in North Carolina
Subject: Social Studies
Grade Level: 2

An Introduction to Reading North Carolina Maps
Grade Levels: 2 - 4

My North Carolina
Subjects: Language Arts and Social Studies
Grade Level: 4

The Introduction of the Car to North Carolina
Subjects: Social Studies
Grade Level: 4

Where in North Carolina is . . . ? Teaching Latitude and Longitude
Subject: Social Studies
Grade Levels: 4 - 5

Grades 6-8


The Highways or the Byways: Mapping Routes In North Carolina
Subjects: Math and Geography
Grade Levels: 7 - 9

How are we Changing North Carolina?
Subject: Science
Grade Level: 8

Webquest: Building an Historic District
Subject: Social Studies
Grade Level: 8

Connecting Oral History to Geography: The Changes in Madison County
Subject: Social Studies
Grade Level: 8

Discovering North Carolina: A Colonial Map WebQuest
Subject: Social Studies
Grade Level: 8

Native Americans in North Carolina
Subject: Social Studies
Grade Levels: 8

Population Growth and Movement in 19th Century North Carolina
Subject: Social Studies
Grade Level: 8

The Relocation of the Cherokee in North Carolina
Subject: Social Studies
Grade Level: 8

Grades 9-12


Ghosts and Sea Monsters: Analyzing Mythology
Subject: Language Arts
Grade Levels: 9 - 10

Erosion in the Outer Banks
Subjects: Environmental Science and English
Grade Levels: 10 - 12

Creating the Biased Image of the American Indian
Subject: Language Arts, U.S. History
Grade Level: 11

Webquest: The Journeys and Journals of John Lederer
Subject: Language Arts
Grade Level: 11

Using Primary Documents: Analyzing North Carolina Maps
Subject:U.S. History
Grade Level: 11

Tracing Abolitionist Movements in North Carolina
Subject: U.S. History
Grade Levels: 11 - 12