Map Making: Explore and Draw Solar Systems and Galaxies
In this one-time class we will explore the Solar System and far-away galaxies. We will travel beyond the outer Neptune orbit and learn new facts about space. We draw planets along with moons, asteroids, comet material, rocks, and dust.
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45 minute class
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In this one-time class we explore our solar system and all things related to space. We will look at astronomical maps created throughout history and discuss how maps of stars and planets evolved. We will examine pictures of far-away galaxies created for films, such as Star Wars. We will design our own map of either our known solar system or of an imagined galaxy far, far away. We will draw planets along with moons, asteroids, comets, rocks, and dust. We will discuss visual solutions on how...
1. Learn about our solar system 2. Develop the imagination and learn graphic design communication skills. 3. Learn concepts of scale, measurement, and the frame of reference for maps. Benefits of map making are: - Topographical skills: Children are able to use directional labels such as north, south, east, and west - Projective skills: Children are able to use their own position to determine a location and its relationship to other elements - Euclidian skills: Children can accurately perceive spatial relationships such as those that are used on a paper map
I am a qualified schoolteacher and have taken many school classes to explore sites around London and then map them. I am also a trained artist and storyteller and bring geography and cultural studies alive through images and narratives. I have worked as a graphic web designer and taught visual communication to teenagers. Through the activity of making maps we will be activating the imagination and learning how to present ideas and solutions graphically.
Bring your favourite art supplies as well as at least one large sheet of paper to draw on! A3 or bigger!
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
45 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
London Historian, Art Maker and Storyteller
🇬🇧Lives in the United Kingdom
574 total reviews
295 completed classes
Develop your curiosity and imagination! Hello! My name is Teacher Jean and I live in London in the United Kingdom. I love this city and my classes are the perfect place to ask questions about past kings and queens, famous landmarks and British...