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Norman B. Leventhal Map and Education Center

The Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center at the Boston Public Library, created in 2004, is a nonprofit organization established as a public-private partnership between the Library and philanthropist Norman Leventhal. Its mission is to use the collection of 200,000 maps and five thousand atlases for the enjoyment and education of all through exhibitions, educational programs, and a website that includes more than 7,700 digitized maps. Educational programs for students in grades K-12 are offered to school groups on site and in the classroom. More than one hundred lesson plans based on national standards are available on the website, and professional development programs for teachers are scheduled regularly throughout the year. The Leventhal Map & Education Center is ranked among the top ten in the United States for the size of its collection, the significance of its historic (pre-1900) material, and its advanced digitization program. It is unique among the major collections because it also combines these features with exceptional educational programs to advance geographic literacy among students in grades K to 12 and enhance the teaching of subjects from history to mathematics to language arts.

Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center

My Presenters Sessions

Saturday, October 13

12:45pm EDT