Mapping the World Through Art - Part II! Newcomers Welcome!
Geography, social science, geometry and astronomy
Teacher: Deb Baltau
Class Fees: $235 if $225 taking 2 or more classes
Mat Fees: $25
We begin with the earliest maps, and learn that in as early as 25 BC, using astronomy and geometry, Greek philosophers and mathematicians discovered the world was a sphere! We move through history, learning how geography and history interrelate.
We will be starting with the Magellan Strait, and wondering how Magellan ever managed to navigate his ship through the twisting, narrow passage! Our adventure will conclude with a mental map of the world, a complete, hand drawn map of the world, as well as detailed maps of historical regions. Games and other activities will be used to increase retention and understanding.
Each history lesson corresponds to the region(s) drawn that day, it is amazing to connect the explorer and/or historical event to place that it actually happened. While mapping North America, we learn that Cortez discovered the peninsula now called Baja California, and chose the name from a romance novel written in 1510!
To learn the location of places and the physical and cultural characteristics of places helps learners function more effectively in our increasingly interdependent world.