Map Stories

Ref: C3677198

Map Stories. An opportunity to study aspects of History and Geography. Increasingly the use of paper maps is declining as more and more people turn to sat nav and i-phones, etc. Over this 6 week course we will be looking at local maps, as well as areas further afield.

Course aim

Map Stories. To generate an interest in paper maps. The world has changed so much in the past 100 years or so, it is often fascinating to 'go back', have a look at an old map and achieve a 'snap-shot' of the past.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Have some understanding of maps, including some fascinating aspects of history and geography.
  • Will be able to develop research skills, working individually, in pairs or in a team. (Using the resources of the library)
  • To build confidence and self assurance, learning interesting facts in a relaxed environment .

How will I be taught?

  • Learners will be encouraged to use the library's stock of history and geography related titles for their own research. This can be carried out as an individual, as a pair or in a group, in study time and/or outside if one prefers.

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • All materials will be provided
  • A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you
  • The tutor will be bringing in the relevant maps and guides each week.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required
  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here
  • Depending on the learners' interest, follow-up map study related courses could be considered.

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Map Stories

Enrolment Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2019
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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