Maps at Home – Education: World Maps and Geography

 

These activities and world maps are our most frequently requested resources. They can be used to teach students about mapping conventions, continents, oceans, and other landforms; or they can be examined more in depth to explore the progression of geographical knowledge in the western world and the beliefs and values that dominated western worldviews from the Renaissance to the modern era.

In creating this Learn at Home theme, we have tried to make it as customizable as possible so it can be used with a variety of ages and skill sets. The “Independent Use” worksheets can be done apart from the Map Set, and have been created as PDF Forms so they do not need to be printed for your students to complete. The “Map Set” worksheets are also created as PDF Forms and use the maps listed below (or downloadable as a PDF). Please keep in mind that any age categories are only recommendations; some of the “Map Set” worksheets ask for open-ended responses so that they can be used for a wide range of grade levels.

Activity Links

For Elementary
Oceans and Continents Matching –> Answers
Scale & Compass Roses (Gr 1-3) –> Answers
Scale & Compass Roses (Gr 4-5) –> Answers
Geography Vocab Crossword (Grades 2-5) –> Answers
Looking Closer & Scavenger Hunt (to be used with maps below)

For Middle/High School
Scales, Compass Roses, and More (Gr 6+) –> Answers
Geography Vocab Crossword (Grades 6+) –> Answers
World War I Maps worksheet (can be used independently)
Group Discussion Questions (to be used with maps below)
Scavenger Hunt (to be used with maps below)
Map Observations Activity (to be used with map set below)
Primary Source Analysis Tool (to be used with maps below)

World Maps Set

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c.1200s [drawn], 1551, Anonymous, [Rudimentum Novitiorum, World Map] – http://oshermaps.org/map/7335.0148c

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1542, Sebastian Munster, “Typus Universalis” – http://oshermaps.org/map/1639

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1555, Sebastian Munster, “Typus Cosmographicus Universalis” – http://oshermaps.org/map/262

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1565, Paolo Forlani, “Universale Descrittione Tutta La Terra Conosciuta Fin Qui” – http://oshermaps.org/map/280

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1581, Heinrich Bunting, “Die gantze Welt”. – http://oshermaps.org/map/315

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1595, Abraham Ortelius, “Typus Orbis Terrarum” – http://oshermaps.org/map/7348.0020

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1657, Nicolaes Visscher, “Orbis Terrarum Typus” – http://oshermaps.org/map/443

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1662, Joan Blaeu, “New and Most Accurate Map of the Whole World” – http://oshermaps.org/map/458

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1685, Joseph Moxon, “Map of all the Earth after the Flood” – http://oshermaps.org/map/43593

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1714, Charles Price, “A New and Correct Map of the World” – http://oshermaps.org/map/597

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1748, Emanuel Bowen, “New and Chart of the Known World” – http://oshermaps.org/map/1900

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1850, Anonymous, [Japanese World Map] – http://oshermaps.org/map/1042

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1867, S. Augustus Mitchell, Jr., “Map of the World American Continent as it’s Centre” – http://oshermaps.org/map/1126

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1918, Geographical Publishing Co., “The World on the Mercator Projection” – http://oshermaps.org/map/2314.0009

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1943, The Matthews-Northrup Company, “Air Map of the World” – https://oshermaps.org/browse-maps?id=18177

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1944, Stanley F. Turner, “Dated Events War Map” – https://oshermaps.org/map/12871

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1950, Buckminster Fuller, “Dymaxion Map of the World”


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