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The Beauty of Maps

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Full details, including credits and location for the maps featured can be found on the BBC Four site.
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The Beauty of Maps

This resource provides lesson plans and worksheets inspired by the BBC Four programme, The Beauty of Maps.

The programme explores five historical, geographical and religious maps, highlighting their artistic attributions and revealing the stories they tell.

To add a modern context, the final lesson reveals the digital maps of our present day.

Lesson plans, worksheets and National Curriculum relevance

WorksheetsThere are six National Curriculum aligned lesson plans complete with worksheets and video clips:

Cellarius Star Map
Constantinople City Map
Desceliers' Map
Psalter Map
Serio-Comic War Map
Digital maps

These can be used in a series of lessons or as stand alone resources. The video clips have narration written specifically for the primary audience.

Use the links on the right side of the page to navigate the resources.

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