Tennessee Geographic Alliance

Antique Maps, Globes, and Prints Workshop


​The TGA is partnering with DISCOVERY PARK OF AMERICA and HUMANITIES TENNESSEE for a special teacher workshop based on the upcoming exhibit: “The Fascinating World of Murray Hudson’s Globes and Maps” which opens on Dec. 2, 2021, and will be on display through March 1, 2022. It features globes and maps on loan from Murray Hudson’s collection of more than 40,000 objects. He has collected for many years and currently owns and operates Murray Hudson Antique Maps, Globes, Books, & Prints in Halls, Tenn. The exhibit will include examples of vintage globes and maps from different eras that reflect what the world was like at the point in time in history when they were produced.

This workshop will incorporate various hands-on activities that students will enjoy doing in the classroom to enhance their geographic understanding of map and globe making.

The day will be mostly geared to 3-7 grade social studies courses.

When: Saturday, December 4, 2021 10:00am-4:00pm CST
Cost: FREE! Special thanks to Humanities Tennessee for providing the funds to provide this workshop for Tennessee teachers.

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This event will likely fill up fast.


10:00 Introduction

10:30 Tear the Continents

11:00 Get your feet on the map! (Tennessee Giant Map)

11:30 Renaissance Project: Make a model globe kit

12:00 Lunch (provided)

12:30 A History of Ancient, Medieval, and Renaissance Era Maps

1:00 Drawing Worlds (book provided)

1:30-3:30 Museum Time: Explore the Maps and Globes Exhibit

3:30 Teacher Pedagogical Implementation Discussion

4:00 Workshop Evaluation

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