• Historical Map Analysis

    Author(s):
    Anne K. Knowles
    Editor(s):
    Diana S. Sinton
    Date:
    2020
    Subject(s):
    History
    Item Type:
    Course Material or learning objects
    Tag(s):
    DPiH, DPiH Mapping, DPih Course Material or learning objects, Digital pedagogy, Composition, Mapping
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/278n-ms63
    Abstract:
    Curatorial note from Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities: This assignment prompts students with a series of questions that guide them through a structured critique of a historical map. The questions cover themes of genre, author and probable audience, historical context of the map, and the map as a source for historical geography. This activity prepares students for a subsequent assignment of researching, designing, and constructing a page for a collaboratively produced atlas. The questions are drafted with a historical map in mind, but they could also be modified for application to any map. They structure lines of inquiry about cartography, cartographers, and cartographic products that many students have never systematically thought through before.
    Notes:
    This deposit is part of Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities. Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities is a peer-reviewed, open-access publication edited by Rebecca Frost Davis, Matthew K. Gold, Katherine D. Harris, and Jentery Sayers, and published by the Modern Language Association. https://digitalpedagogy.hcommons.org/.
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    Published
    Last Updated:
    2 years ago
    License:
    Attribution-NonCommercial
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