The exhibit is gone, but the memory, and the on-line educational features still remain.
Geography teachers should explore the on-line version of the Field Museum’s exhibit, “Maps: Finding Our Place in the World.“
This exhibit is by itself an argument for live internet links for students. Take a few minutes to peruse some fo the interactive features, like the world map that leads to photos of the major exhibit pieces.
We need more material like this, freely available in classrooms.
Also, see especially:
- The Newberry Library’s outstanding map collection is legendary. See their feature, “Historic Maps in K-12 Classrooms” with lesson plans for four different grade levels for each of 18 maps. This project is supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Teachers, go see!