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GIS Educational Maps

One of the core tenets of the GLO’s mission is to serve Texas students. The Education and Outreach Team within Archives and Records has created lesson plans and other educational materials that showcase the historical documents and maps in our collections. These materials include Geographic Information Systems (GIS) maps created for use in GLO Texas Hidden History StoryMaps and by educators.

Many of these educational maps align with the state’s curriculum standards, the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). All are painstakingly researched and name the primary and secondary sources consulted, which include historical documents and maps in the GLO collection. The common thread through all of these educational maps is a commitment to geographical and historical accuracy, and simple but effective map design.

(left) Map showing the distribution of the slave population of the southern states of the United States, Map #95749 / (right) GIS Educational Map, Map #96677
(left) Map showing the distribution of the slave population of the southern states of the United States, Map #95749 / (right) GIS Educational Map, Map #96677

To assist educators, we have provided multiple options for using these GIS educational maps in a classroom setting. JPEG thumbnails can be downloaded and inserted into PowerPoint slides. Printable PDFs are available in letter or legal sizes and allow students to directly annotate as needed. And due to our high-resolution scanning, most GLO maps can be easily repositioned or magnified on a classroom screen or monitor by the instructor as needed, providing great opportunities for a close analysis and discussion of map features.

17th & 18th Centuries

Yellow Fever Deaths in the United States, Map #97093
Yellow Fever Deaths in the United States, Map #97093
 
Yellow Fever Deaths in Texas and Louisiana, Map #97094
Yellow Fever Deaths in Texas and Louisiana, Map #97094
 
General Range of Indigenous Tribes and Language Families in Texas, Map #97100
General Range of Indigenous Tribes and Language Families in Texas, Map #97100

19th Century

The Louisiana Purchase, Map #97182
The Louisiana Purchase, Map #97182
 
Explorations of the Louisiana Purchase, Map #97183
Explorations of the Louisiana Purchase, Map #97183
 
New Mexico and Adjacent Lands, Map #96977
New Mexico and Adjacent Lands, Map #96977
The Adams-Onís Treaty of 1819, Map #96978
The Adams-Onís Treaty of 1819, Map #96978
 
"Old Three Hundred" Land Grants under Austin's First Contract, Map #97185
"Old Three Hundred" Land Grants under Austin's First Contract, Map #97185
 
Events of the Texas Revolution, Map #97188
Events of the Texas Revolution, Map #97188
Events of the Texas Revolution, Map #97189
Events of the Texas Revolution, Map #97189
 
 Events of the Texas Revolution, Map #97194
Events of the Texas Revolution, Map #97194
 
Republic of Texas and State of Louisiana Boundary, Map #96979
Republic of Texas and State of Louisiana Boundary, Map #96979
Disputed Territory Between Mexico and the United States, Map #97129
Disputed Territory Between Mexico and the United States, Map #97129
 
Northern Mexico Campaign of the U.S. - Mexico War, Map #97152
Northern Mexico Campaign of the U.S. - Mexico War, Map #97152
 
Battle of Cerro Gordo, Map #97090
Battle of Cerro Gordo, Map #97090
Disputed Territory Between Mexico and the United States, Map #97251
Disputed Territory Between Mexico and the United States, Map #97251
 
German Immigration to Texas, Map #97154
German Immigration to Texas, Map #97154
 
The Buffalo Bayou, Brazos and Colorado Railroad, Map #97088
The Buffalo Bayou, Brazos and Colorado Railroad, Map #97088
Map Showing the Distribution of the Slave Population of the Southern States of the United States, Map #96677
Map Showing the Distribution of the Slave Population of the Southern States of the United States, Map #96677
 
American Civil War Political Loyalties, Map #97091
American Civil War Political Loyalties, Map #97091

20th Century

Texas Population Distribution in Cities, Map #97092
Texas Population Distribution in Cities, Map #97092
 
The Dust Bowl: Severe Drought During the Depression, Map #97095
The Dust Bowl: Severe Drought During the Depression, Map #97095
 
Big Inch and Little Big Inch Pipelines, Map #97089
Big Inch and Little Big Inch Pipelines, Map #97089
Texas County Seats, Map #97242
Texas County Seats, Map #97242
 
Texas County Seats, Map #97243
Texas County Seats, Map #97243
 
Texas County Seats, Map #97244
Texas County Seats, Map #97244