Contest Theme: "Getting Here From There: Early Maryland Maps and Travel Journals"
Write an essay or design a web site around imagining what it was like to be a traveler in Maryland in the 17th and 18th centuries. Use maps and travel accounts found in the public library, as well as at web sites such as American Memory, the Maryland State Archives, and the Maryland Historical Society. For example, you may wish to write, or develop an interactive web site about what you would see and how you would feel as a traveler in Maryland in the Colonial period, using the earliest narratives. Or you may want to write an essay about the importance of mapping and travel narratives to our understanding of the early history of Maryland. Following are some sources of maps and narratives that are available on-line:Contest Rules:
- Library of Congress American Memory
- Library of Congress American Memory: The Capital and the Bay. Narratives of Washington and the Chesapeake Bay Region, 1600-1925
- Maryland State Archives
- Maryland State Archives. Documents for the Classroom: Close Encounters of the First Kind
- Maryland Historical Society
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