Bruk av kart til undervisninga i historie, geografi og samfunnsfag
Abstract: In this paper, we show examples of how the study of maps can be used in the teaching of social sciences in the primary school and especially at the lower secondary level, and that we can find information that is not easily accessible to others than those who search on old maps. Newer maps will answer questions about developments in the society and together with images from archives and aerial photos, students can gain thorough knowledge of places they are interested in. By searching online, students can, furthermore, develop their data knowledge. Pupils who prepare for further studies after the upper secondary school, can in particular benefit from using older maps and aerial photographs together with newer databases to increase their interest in and to gain a broad overview of developments in the society. References to educational requirements in the Norwegian school system are given, together with information regarding map databases in Norway as well as in Sweden and Denmark.