Mapping the World

Mapping the World

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This pack contains large colour posters of three important historical maps, illustrating the changes in our view of the world across the ages. The maps are supported with background notes and information to assist teachers and students in reading and evaluating them as historical evidence. They offer a mixture of history, geography, religion, poetry and myth. The supporting pack contains detailed suggestions for classroom use, group tasks and methods for comparing the maps with each other and with the modern view of the world. Of particular relevance to study units in history at Key Stage 3, the pack also contains materials and topcis for geography, art and design. The pack contains: The Hereford Mappa Mundi (c. 1280) is a map of the world drawn by hand on vellum, using red, blue and gold colours. It provides an insignt into the Contemporary Christian world view of the age; The Desceliers World Map (1550) reveals the major world discoveries of the time, using details and information from the Age of Exploration; and The Crystal Palace Game Map (1854) which presents a Victorian view of the world, showing the extent and attitudes of the British Empire at the height of its powers.
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