Education Activities

Education Tour

Take a learning tour through the exhibition

To visit a set of exhibition objects specially selected for students and teachers, follow our spinning tour guide through Bending Lines! At each page, find the Education Tour to learn more and ask questions about the maps—then follow the spinning guide to the next stop.

Mapping Children in Boston

This set of three maps walks you through questions that encourage you to think about data, maps, and visual representation.

Learn about these maps


Find two complete lessons for students in grades 3 through 10 here, one on projections and one on data-mapping related to children in Boston, as well as a useful glossary of map terms.