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Nationalatlas.gov is a primary source of U.S. maps and geographic information. Zoom in on your state and make your own map by selecting features to display: cities and counties, roads and rivers...  (Department of the Interior)
Islamic Manuscripts from Mali showcases 22 manuscripts from Timbuktu and the surrounding regions of Mali and West Africa, enabling students to understand the rich culture and society of the region. Especially...  (Library of Congress)
Geology at the U.S. Geological Survey provides resource collections and maps for studying earthquakes, hurricanes, floods, wildfires, and other natural disasters, as well as rocks and minerals, plate tectonics, earth's...  (U.S. Geological Survey)
Geography: U.S. Geological Survey provides online maps and map tools. Find maps that are popular with teachers, tools for teaching students how to read maps (and make them), resources on land use (changing...  (U.S. Geological Survey)
Census in Schools offers lesson plans, fact sheets, and activities for learning about the 2010 census. How are census data used? Why is the wording of questions important? What are the various ways...  (U.S. Census Bureau)
Geologic Information describes activities of the Geologic Division of the Department of the Interior. The Division's chief function is to carry out geologic and mineral resource surveys and mapping for...  (U.S. Geological Survey)
American Memory presents the photographs, manuscripts, rare books, maps, recorded sound, and moving pictures that are part of the historical Americana holdings at the Library of Congress. The learning...  (Library of Congress)
Map Collections: 1544-1996 offers thousands of digitized online maps. The collections are broken into seven categories, cities and towns, conservation and environment, discovery and exploration, immigration and...  (Library of Congress)
Rivers, Edens, Empires: Lewis & Clark and the Revealing of America looks at historical maps, relations with Indians, and expedition artifacts -- the blunderbuss, Jefferson's secret message to Congress, his instructions for Meriwether Lewis, and...  (Library of Congress)
Zoom into Maps offers hundreds of historical maps -- maps showing European exploration of the Americas; migration, population, and economic activity; the growth of roads, railways, canals, river...  (Library of Congress)
Lewis and Clark as Naturalists presents flora and fauna as they described it on their 3,700-mile journey launched in St. Louis in May 1804. Follow the Lewis and Clark trail using an interactive map, or browse the...  (Smithsonian Institution)
Lewis and Clark: Mapping the West features maps of the famous expedition. The Corps of Discovery collected 30 maps from Indians, trappers, and traders, and prepared 140 maps -- most of them drawn or compiled by Clark...  (Smithsonian Institution)
Exploration and Explorers looks at Europe's view of North America before and after Columbus, Martin Waldseemuller's 1507 map of the world, Diego Gutierrez's 1562 map of America, Spanish and Portuguese...  (Library of Congress)
Historic Maps in K-12 Classrooms offers lesson plans built around historically important maps on 18 topics: Columbus's world (1482), an Indian map of the Southeast (1721), Captain Cook and Hawaii (1778), "Nouvelle...  (Newberry Library, supported by National Endowment for the Humanities)
From Slavery to Civil Rights is a timeline of African-American history. Photos, broadsides, maps, and other items are organized around time periods: slavery, abolition, antebellum, Civil War, reconstruction...  (Library of Congress)
Lewis and Clark 200 represents an effort by 32 federal agencies and organizations to provide a web portal for information about Lewis and Clark historical places. It profiles Lewis and Clark and other...  (Multiple Agencies)
Railroad Maps of North America offers progress report surveys for individual railroad lines, official government surveys, promotional maps, maps showing land grants and rights-of-way, and route guides published by...  (Library of Congress)
The American Revolution and Its Era: Maps and Charts of North America and the West Indies, 1750-1789 features more than 2,000 items, many with distinct coloration and annotations. Cartographers can compare multiple editions, states, and impressions of several of the most important...  (Library of Congress)
Geography Information points to educational resources for geography, geology, and mapmaking and describes various mapping services of the U.S. Geological Survey. The TerraServer has thousands of online...  (U.S. Geological Survey)
Lewis and Clark offers maps, manuscripts, timelines, and photos related to the famed expedition. It includes resources for learning about Meriwether Lewis, Sacagawea, Congress's role in the Louisiana...  (Library of Congress)
Maps in Our Lives explores surveying, cartography, and geographic information systems. Learn how surveying has evolved since 1760, as shown in maps of George Washington's farm (1760 - 1999). See 40...  (Library of Congress)
History of Cartography provides information on a multi-volume endeavor to assemble a comprehensive history of map making. Volumes that have been completed examine cartographies of prehistoric, ancient, and...  (Multiple Agencies)
World War II Military Situation Maps, 1944-1945 contains maps showing troop positions beginning on June 6, 1944, to July 26, 1945. Starting with the D-Day Invasion, the maps give daily details on the military campaigns in Western...  (Library of Congress)
Civil War Maps features detailed battle maps made by Major Jedediah Hotchkiss for General Lee and General Sherman, and maps taken from diaries, scrapbooks, and manuscripts -- all available for the...  (Library of Congress)
Panoramic Maps, 1847-1929 is a digitalized collection of this once popular cartographic form used to depict U.S. and Canadian cities and towns during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Known...  (Library of Congress)
Places in the News presents maps of a geographic location currently in the news...  (Library of Congress)
Mapping My Spot in History helps students become proficient at observing and interpreting maps, learn architectural and cartographic terms, appreciate their own role in affecting history, and contribute to a...  (Library of Congress)
The Luso-Hispanic World In Maps includes maps created back to the early 16th century, when exploration and new discoveries brought the need for improved information about the world. The maps, most of which are hand...  (Library of Congress)
Maps of Indian Territory, the Dawes Act, and Will Rogers' Enrollment Case File encourages students to study a variety of documents to understand the impact of a particular piece of legislation and relates to the powers granted to Congress in Article I, Section 8...  (National Archives and Records Administration)
EnviroMapper Storefront lets kids create their own maps, down to the square mile, anywhere in America, choosing various features -- from water discharges to hazardous waste to roads. The site contains reports...  (Environmental Protection Agency)
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