A Brief History of Maps

This video is a good introduction to maps and cartography for youth. How did maps develop? How were early maps used? Have you ever heard of the Anaximander map? Who are some people and cultures from around the world who helped improve maps throughout the ages? How did cartography influence how we see ourselves? Watch the video from KnowledgeHub below to find out.

Use this video resource as background information or an introduction to maps for Finding Your Way (Wolf Cub Scouts), Bear Necessities (Bear Cub Scouts), Orienteering merit badge (Scouts BSA), Second Class requirements (Scouts BSA), or First Class requirements (Scouts BSA).

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