Samantha Matalone Cook, MAT

Samantha Matalone Cook, MAT

Samantha Matalone Cook, MAT,  is an educator, historian, writer, maker, and speaker. She has almost three decades of experience in education, program development, and the arts and has worked with both small and large organizations to create educational programming that centers and connects the learner to concepts and skills. She has taught in classrooms and in private workshops, mentored other educators, and worked for and with many museums including the Smithsonian. Samantha recently released her co-authored book, Project-Based Learning: Creating a Modern Education of Curiosity, Innovation, and Impact, and she is currently working on a new world history curriculum for Pandia Press as well as a collection of project-based book studies centered on the Harry Potter series. Samantha has two teens and one preteen, all home educated; the oldest of whom has recently fledged into college. To see her past and current projects, including her blog, please visit www.samanthamatalonecook.com.

April 24, 2021
12:10pm EDT/9:10am PDT

Exploring History Through Maps

Maps are an engaging, interesting, and tangible way to connect students to history. From early ancient maps to sophisticated modern maps online, maps tell a story about time, place, and culture. Join Samantha Matalone Cook, MAT, as she gives an overview of map history and design, and demonstrates different ways to bring maps into lessons, activities, and projects, and makes the case for including map-making in home education. This session will include a participatory component to model the connection students make with the worlds that maps build, so please have paper and a pencil ready.