Welcome to the Education Component of Beyond the Map
This web site is a rich source of information for all audiences. For educators, it provides a valuable, technology based resource for learning.
There are four components to enhance classroom use:
- The web site itself is a stand alone resource of immense value. Students will enjoy scrolling through the material sequentially or as directed by the classroom teacher.
- The Beyond the Map vignettes are matched to British Columbia (Canada) Ministry of Education mandated learning outcomes for Grades 8, 9, 10, 11 Social Studies, Civilizations 12, History 12, Geography 12, BC First Nations 12, and reference is made to Information Technology 8 to 10 and 11, 12. Refer to the Learning Outcomes Chart to correlate your activities with learning outcomes.
- The Chart is prefaced with a number of notes to assist educators in making the best possible use of the vignettes. As well, we have provided suggested learning frameworks to assist in designing specific lesson plans.
- The Companion component weaves Beyond the Map information into a narrative format. Four short stories chronicle the adventures of two ship’s boys accompanying Captain Vancouver’s explorations of 1792. The stories are written at a reading level across grades 8 to 12:
Companions – Adventure on a Tall Ship
This story provides historically accurate information on ships and life at sea circa 1792, the period of early European contact along the BC coast. It is supplemented with definitions of relevant maritime terms from the story.
Companions – The Same But Different and Companions – The Hard Days
These two stories highlight the reciprocal interaction of contact between expanding European nations and well-established First Nations communities. The side benefit is a vivid description of the West Coast of British Columbia for those students who are unfamiliar with this rugged and unique environment.
Companions – The Strangest Dreams!
This story is a slightly “tongue-in-cheek” chronicle of the early non-native voyages along the coast. A simple exercise is provided to match explorer biographies with journey descriptions.
Beyond the Map represents a new dimension in education – historical information presented through futuristic technology. Learners are the beneficiaries.