Included in this map set is a link to a lesson plan for grades 2nd and 3rd that has students analyze the Samuel de Champlain map to consider early interactions between Europeans and the Wampanoags. This lesson also includes a comprehensive, annotated bibliography of books for young people about Native peoples, the 17th century and the Pilgrims.
In addition to the lesson plan and the questions in this map set, we recommend the Library of Congress map analysis tool to guide student inquiry.
While Champlain's book with his accounts of exploration is in the collections of the Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center, it has not been digitized for use on our collections site. Another version of the map with an excerpt is available from the Pilgrim Hall Museum.
This map set and lesson plan were created by 2017 Carolyn A. Lynch Teacher Fellow:
Theresa Garcia de Quevedo
ESL and Special Education Teacher
Mildred Avenue K-8 School
Boston Public Schools