Tierra Incognita Workshop
Cartographic Literacy for Teachers
Instructor: Pete Eidenbach
Dates: August 17, 2013
Location: White Sands National Monument
Designed for teachers of upper elementary, middle, and high school age children.
Everyone loves Maps! But most of us are somewhat un-cartographic, poorly skilled at map reading, limiting our appreciation of ancient and modern maps. Overcome that disability while studying 400 years of our state’s maps, by registering for Tiopete’s Tierra Incognita class!
This Summer, on Saturday, August 17 , Pete Eidenbach will be offering a 1 day class, “Tierra Incognita: The History of Mapping in New Mexico,” at White Sands National Monument. The class, based on Pete’s recent book: An Atlas of Historic New Mexico Maps (UNM Press 2012) will introduce students to modern and historic methods of cartography, guide them to the primary online sources of modern and historic maps, and expose them to some of the relevant literature in historic cartography.
The class will use the NM Humanities Council on-line historic atlas site, undertake a hands-on project in cartography, and study several Powerpoint map presentations. Begin the new school year with a new skill: cartography.
Bring your own laptop or iPad. Bring your own lunch, snacks, and water.