Monday, September 24, 2007
Exploring the Old World
We've been working on these maps to help with our history studies. We've spent plenty of time with maps of America in the last several years, but when you read about Europe discovering the Americas it helps to have some familiarity with Europe, too. Top: My watercolor map. Bottom: Simeon's map of European flags, some points of historical interest, some wildlife, and some industry.
My favorite illustrations of his: The school of sardines off the coast of Sardinia, The pizza in Sicily, the Loch Ness monster in Scotland, Mother Theresa for Macedonia where she was born, the cuckoo clock in Germany and, of course, the beer stein.
This was a great exercise for both of us and we'll be referring back to these maps in the future, I am sure.