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Resources for Educators

Web-based Resources for Educators at the American Geographical Society Library

Spatial Profiling: Milwaukee

An interactive Home Owners Loan Corporation map that shows how Milwaukee was divided based on race and class during the 1930’s under the New Deal mortgage program. There is also information on Milwaukee’s place in the Civil Rights movement to call attention to these issues in the 60’s and 70’s and how these neighborhoods are still affected today by food deserts.

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The Arctic: Evolving Claims

This story map traces the evolution of competing claims made by various countries in the Arctic region by using various resources from the American Geographical Society Library.
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Arctic: Indigenous People

This story map explores the culture of Arctic indigenous peoples through resources found in the American Geographical Society Library archives.
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Mapping the Arctic

This story map incorporates various maps from the American Geographical Society Library and traces the evolution of Arctic mapping.

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Who was Louise Boyd?

This story map utilizes resources from the American Geographical Society Library and encourages an examination of Louise Boyd’s contributions to polar exploration.
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Mapping the World

This story map uses various maps from the American Geographical Society Library to examine the advances made in accurate world mapmaking.
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Peary’s Polar Expeditions

This story map utilizes resources from the American Geographical Society Library to examine Admiral Robert Peary’s various polar expeditions leading to his successful reaching of the North Pole in 1909.
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