NOVEMBER 17 family workshop 4:30 - 6, NOVEMBER 18 in school K-12, Brie Roche

What’s in a map? And how do maps help us understand the world? 

On November 17 and 18, NHCS will host Brie Roche, a K-12 educator from USM’s Osher Map Library, who will help us answer those questions! On the 17th from 4:30 - 6 pm at the school she will lead an Illustrative Map Making workshop for students, parents, and community members, which will tap into participants’ creativity and visual art skills to create maps that are also works of art. On the 18th, Brie will lead student workshops, including All About Maps for grades K-2, Illustrative Maps for grades 3 - 4, and World View Through Map Making for grades 5 - 6 and 8 - 12. These workshops are provided free through the Osher Map Library educational programming, and were scheduled at the request of the ELA and social studies teachers to connect with their content.

From the Osher Map Library mission statement:

Founded in the spirit of lifelong learning and a deep commitment to our communities, the Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education at the University of Southern Maine enables free public access to and engagement with five centuries of cartographic materials via University, K-12, and public educational outreach; the preservation and digitization of our collections; gallery exhibitions; research and scholarship; and public programming that collectively promotes the continued relevance of maps and mapping as tools to help patrons understand the past and the present, and to imagine the future.

This will be the in-school schedule: 

8:00 - 8:45 8 - 12 World View Through Map Making (Directed Study)

9:00 - 9:45 5 - 6 World View Through Map Making (ELA)

10:15 - 11 3 - 4 Illustrative Map Making (ELA)

11:15 - 11:45 K-2 All About Maps (Flex Friday)