Putting Brooklyn on the Map: Using Digital Maps in Virtual Learning

Open to: All Teachers
Opportunity at a Glance: Maps tell us much more than where things are located.  They can reveal the evolution of a city, the biases of their creators, and systems of powers that continue to shape society today.  Join us as we explore the Center for Brooklyn History (CBH)’s new online map portal including nearly 1,500 freely accessible digitized maps!

We will take a look at maps dating back to the 17th century, including the historic Black community of Weeksville.  In addition to, gaining content knowledge about local Brooklyn history, applicable guidance on how to incorporate maps and atlases into any history lesson and engaging map-based activities and lesson plans to support curriculum.

Key dates:  Monday February 1st, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Online via Zoom
Registration deadline: 01/29/2021
Take action: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/128920092467
For more information: Charlie Rudoy, crudoy@bklynlibrary.org