Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources, including today’s MapMaker Interactive map.
- Read through our activity, Mapping World Heritage. The activity focuses on UNESCO World Heritage Sites, while today’s MapMaker Interactive map focuses on the World Monuments Watch list. What is the major difference between the two similar lists?
- The UNESCO list includes sites of both cultural and natural heritage, while the World Monuments list focuses exclusively on cultural heritage.
- Browse through today’s MapMaker Interactive map, or take a look at the same list on a grid here. What sort of cultural activities distinguish some of the places on the list?
- Religion and Spirituality
- Community Use
- Browse through today’s MapMaker Interactive map. What are some of the leading reasons why these monuments are at risk?
- Vegetation or Erosion
- Have you visited any of the sites on the list? Have you visited a UNESCO World Heritage site? Why do you think cultural heritage should be preserved—or why don’t you?
- Instead of a country report, consider having your students do a “monument report” using on the World Monument or UNESCO lists. Preparation would require the same academic research, outline, mapping, and presentation skills used in more traditional reports.
Nat Geo: Mapping World Heritage activity
World Monuments Fund: World Monuments Watch