Maps of fears

45 minutes


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Have you ever seen monsters painted next to tall ships sailing on a stormy sea? Dig a bit deeper and find out the truth behind these terrifying stories.

Maps of fears

How to prepare for class

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Key question

What can maps tell us about past perceptions of marine environments?

Learning objectives

  • Understand what were the perspectives of sailors and traders about ocean monsters in the past

  • Learn to read and analyze old maps

  • Develop research skills