A map of Greece for use in educational settings as a 'map from memory' activity.

Greece - Map from Memory

A map of Greece for use in educational settings as a 'map from memory' activity.

An illustration of one of the Meteora monasteries in central Greece.

An illustration of one of the Meteora monasteries in central Greece.

Illustration of the buildings on the island of Santorini.

An illustration of the buildings on the island of Santorini.

Greece - Map from Memory

Client: Leading Learning (Education) Ltd

Merritt Cartographic worked with Leading Learning (Education) Ltd to develop a 'map from memory' activity for use in the classroom. Aimed at children aged between 7 and 9, this map and associated resources were created to help children develop their visual literacy skills.

A 'map from memory' activity involves groups, in this instance groups of children, working together. Each group or team reviews a complete version of a map, for a limited amount of time, before attempting to fill in the gaps on an incomplete version of the same map. Teamwork, communication skills and strategic thinking help make a 'map from memory' activity a fun and enjoyable learning experience, whilst a greater understanding of geography and cartography can be developed at the same time.

Merritt Cartographic has developed a large number of maps for educational books and resources and can assist you to find the right solution for your project.

Additional maps, used in the 'map from memory' task, included in the resource pack.

Ed Merritt
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Hello, my name is Ed Merritt. I am a cartographer based in Southampton (UK). I established Merritt Cartographic in 2006.

I am a graduate of Oxford Brookes University, receiving an honours degree in Mapping and Cartography. Having worked in the past for a large publishing company in central London, much of my current work is commissioned for inclusion in reference books. I also produce interactive maps for deployment on websites and in applications as well as products for use on public display panels and signposts. As a freelance cartographer, I have produced custom maps and graphics for a wide range of publishers, charities, media organisations and businesses. My work has been included in books published by Dorling Kindersley, National Geographic, Pearson, Penguin Books, Oxford University Press, Taschen, Laurence King Publishing, Millennium House and Weldon Owen. I've also created maps for a wide range of other companies and charities, including the Royal Horticultural Society, Smithsonian Institution, Best Western, The Greenbrier Companies, Fastmarkets, Bright Horizons and Cycling UK.

I enjoy being creative in my work and like to explore new approaches. As a map-maker, I have a natural tendency to pay attention to detail and also to work hard to ensure that I am being as accurate as I can in the work that I produce.

For more information on how Merritt Cartographic can best assist you with your project, please send me a message or make contact via the information displayed above and throughout the site. I look forward to hearing from you.

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