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Art Sources Review

Title of Product:

Sacred Texts: Pilgrim’s map to Jerusalem

Country: United Kingdom
Century: 1200 - The 13th Century
Topic: Matthew Paris
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Name of Author(s): British Library
Name of Producer: British Library
Language/s of Product: English
Target Group: General public, teachers and students 11+
Overall Evaluation: excellent
Objectives & Structure:
Open site with a downloadable illustration from work by Matthew Paris. The site is designed for teachers and students and has a general introduction to Matthew Paris’s Map of the Route to Jerusalem. St Albans, c.1250. There are 4 separate sections which then place this work in context.
A clickable image allows more detailed examination of the map.
A side menu allows access to other British Library sections allowing comparison or study of other world texts and access to an interactive map showing the geography of world religions.
Description of contents:
The site presents and answers 4 key questions:
Who was Matthew Paris?
Why are his manuscripts important?
What does this map show?
What other maps did Matthew Paris produce?
Evaluation and Comments:
Overall Evaluation: excellent
Clarity of structure, logical sequence of contents: excellent
Usability / easiness of navigation: excellent
The website is interesting / stimulating: excellent
Educational and learning value: excellent
Quality and relevancy of content: excellent
Compatibility of the content with the target group: excellent
Suitability and quality of graphic interface: excellent
Degree and quality of interaction: excellent
Exploitation of the electronic potential: excellent
Possibility of printing/saving material or tests: excellent
Description of how the website can be used with the students::
The site would provide some excellent background information for discussion and allow students to make links between Art, History, Geography and Religious Studies.
An excellent starting point for work on Matthew Paris, maps, and manuscripts as well as understanding something of the history of the Middle Ages.
Evaluation Date: 30.06.08
Name of teacher: Jane Giles, Ruth Harwood
Name of School: Trinity School
Country: UK
Subjects Taught: Art

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