Education:Geometry and the Art of Cartography

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This lesson is created for my history students at an arts high school, therefore is attempting to fuse the student’s art with history/engineering.

Time Required for Completed Lesson

2 class periods/1 Block


NJCCCS: 6.2.12.A.2.a Determine how the principle ideas of the Enlightenment (e.g., rationalism, secularism, tolerance, empiricism, natural rights, contractual government, laissez-faire economics, promotion by merit, and new theories of education) altered political thought in Europe, and trace the impact of these ideas over time. 6.2.12.D.2.a Determine the factors that led to the Renaissance and the impact on the arts. 6.2.12.D.2.c Justify how innovations from Asian and Islamic civilizations, as well as from ancient Greek and Roman culture, laid the foundation for the Renaissance.

Common Core State Standards

Common Core State Standards: RH.9-10.1. Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources, attending to such features as the date and origin of the information. RH.9-10.10. By the end of grade 10, read and comprehend history/social studies texts in the grades 9–10 text complexity band independently and proficiently.


Handouts (included), instructor computer/projector, large classroom map, globe (if your lucky a few placed throughout the room), paper, pencils

Anticipatory Set

Instructor will use “Google Earth” to demonstrate the idea of the earth as a sphere and the latitude/longitude to demonstrate our location on the sphere. Student will analyze a Middle Age and a Renaissance painting and explain the difference in perspectives.