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.

8 comments:

Cheryl M. said...

Awesome maps, Suzanne!! I love the octopus off the southern tip of Italy...and is that a croissant in southern France??? Not to mention that delicious looking red wine in France...I'll have a cup of that! :)

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Those are both excellent maps—and they appear to have been fun to create.

Tuve said...

Beautiful!
We live just underneath the Swedish flag...
God bless

Tuve said...

Perhaps that's why we can't see the sun today? The flag is over us...

Leona said...

wonderful maps. I grew up just under the Irish flag.

Suzanne Temple said...

tuve and leona, Thanks for visiting! How fun to hear from people who live or once lived in Europe! It's a Wonderful World Wide Web.

Theresa said...

Love the maps! Yours is so pretty! And Simeon's is awesome with all of that info on it. That must have been a lot of fun.

Jane Ramsey said...

Very cool maps!