ERIC Number: ED371981
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Oct-6
The Power of Maps. Resource Guide for Teachers.
Cooper-Hewitt Museum, Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Design, New York, NY.
"The Power of Maps" is an exhibition held at the Smithsonian Institution, October 6, 1992 to March 7, 1993, that presented more than 300 maps dating from 1500 B.C. to today. This exhibition handbook has been organized to help teachers integrate the study of maps with their school curricula. The 17 suggested activities related directly to exhibition objects and themes, but can be used more generally to involve students with maps through direct experience and are an effective means of introducing students to mapping concepts. The activities begin with exploring the students' physical relationships with their classroom, school, and playground. The skills learned in mapping the near and familiar can then be expanded through the various activities to larger environments such as city, region, country, world, and universe. Lists provide information on 13 organizations and businesses for access to maps and geographic education materials, 10 organizations for acquiring New York City Maps, and 4 offices for obtaining large sectional street maps printed in six- to eight-block radii. (Author/CK)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Cooper-Hewitt Museum, Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Design, New York, NY.
Note: Poor reproduction quality.