This section lets you quickly download all of the activities and guides for teachers available on this site. They are organised into the different areas of the site and you can download them as a batch by clicking 'download all'.

What is a map?

The activity in this section will help you understand the perspective a map provides and how this helps us understand our landscapes and how different areas relate to each other. You will learn the difference in what can be seen from ground level and from a bird's eye view.

Guide to activity for teachers PDF (536 KB; 2 pages)
'What is a map' activity PDF (1.7 MB; 5 pages)
'Go further: what is a map' PDF (215 KB; 1 page)
Download all 'What is a map' PDFs (zip file) (2.03 MB)

Reading maps

These activities will help you to read historic maps and begin to trace changes in landscapes through time. There are two activities in this section: comparing different maps / how to compare and contrast maps from different times, and how to read symbols used on historical maps.

'Identify symbols' activity PDF (3.49 MB; 4 pages)
'Comparing maps' activity PDF (984 KB; 3 pages)
'Go further: identifying symbols' PDF (191 KB; 1 page)
'Go further: comparing maps' PDF (552 KB; 2 pages)
Download all 'Reading maps' PDFs (zip file) (5.51 MB)

Step by step map anaylsis

Map regression is the study of a sequence of maps to reveal changes in individual features and the landscapes you can find them in. It's a useful way for archaeologists to study changes in the landscape – maps can act as a historical record and can help provide information on potential archaeological sites. To guide you through this process there are also two case studies you can download.

'Industrial case study' activity PDF (1.97 MB; 10 pages)
'Urban case study' activity PDF (1.83 MB; 10 pages)
'Go further: Industrial case study' PDF (169 KB; 1 page)
'Go further: Urban case study' PDF(**details missing**)
Download all 'Step by step' PDFs (zip file) (3.55 MB)