Mapping Mediterranean Lands--A New Educational Web Resource

The Council of American Overseas Research Centers and the Digital Library for International Research program is very pleased to announce the launch of "Mapping Mediterranean Lands" a new educational web resource about maps from the Mediterranean region at This resource is designed for use by Grade 6-12 educators, college and university educators, and students nationwide. It includes:

• A searchable Online Union Catalog of library resources from the American Overseas Research Centers including maps cataloged by this project

• An Inventory List of maps at American Overseas Research Centers

• A Map Exhibition with interpretive essays for sixteen selected maps, curated by a noted cartographer scholar, Leonora Navari

• Lesson Plans for Grades 6-8 and 9-12 with applicable National Council for Social Studies (NCSS) standards

• An Educator’s Page with tips for integrating this resource into classrooms

• Links to Web Resources for more information about Mediterranean countries

"Mapping Mediterranean Lands" was created with the generous support of the U.S. Department of State, Education and Cultural Affairs program.

We are excited to share this new resource with you and expect it to engage students in new ways as they study the history, geography, and culture of the countries in the Mediterranean region. Please feel free to explore other international resources in the Digital Library for International Research, including Digital books from Africa and a Photo Archive from the Center for Art and Archaeology in India.