Female Cartographers and Mapmaking
The people who design our maps shape our understanding of the world. Representation matters, because diverse perspectives tell the full story of a place. The history of women in cartography and geographical study is little-known, but this playlist brings their stories to light while exploring how narrow ideas about gender roles kept female accomplishments in the shadows. Students will also develop their mapmaking skills and support spatial thinking, a necessary proficiency, even in the digital age.