Mastering the Maze by Roxie Munro (STEM- and STEAM-aligned)

by  Authors on Call, iNK Think Tank

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 Overview of historical mazes and labyrinths throughout the world. Real life
contemporary mazes. How Roxie Munro's maze ideas developed; a sampling of the
editorial decisions and research, storyboards, dummies, sketches, and art of
a couple of her six maze books.  How to make mazes. Can include maze app creation.

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By Request: $300.00
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45-60 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Parent, Adult LearnersPublic Library: Library Patrons, Library Staff

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Fine Arts, Gifted & Talented, Problem Solving, Sciences, Special Education, Special Needs, Technology/Information Science

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We make every effort to rebook. We will not charge for cancellation due to nature (i.e. snow days); however, other cancellations with less than a two day notice will incur a $100.00 kill fee.

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Authors on Call, iNK Think Tank

White Plains, NY
United States

The Common Core State Standards have focused attention on process and using nonfiction in the classroom. Our Authors on Call from iNK Think Tank embody the CCSS. This team uses their extraordinary breadth of knowledge to transform today's classrooms into vital centers of learning. These authors are experts in processing enormous amounts of information, sifting through it and synthesizing it into works with added value. So why not talk to these masters of 21st century skillsand let them unpack their process for your students? They are eager to share their knowledge with you and to help you inspire your students with books kids love to read about subjects you're required to teach. So far our authors include Jan Adkins, Vicki Cobb,  Roxie Munro, Dorothy Hinshaw Patent,Carla Killough McClafferty, Kerrie Hollihan, Aline Alexander Newman, David M. Schwartz, Alexandra Siy,  Peggy Thomas, Marissa Moss, Jan Adkins, and Andrea Warren. Keep coming back as we add more authors and new programs.

Vicki Cobb

Program Details


First we have an overview of mazes and labyrinths throughout history and world cultures, and their uses. Then examples of contemporary mazes - found in our daily life, and those that are specially created. How Roxie Munro's maze ideas develop, with a sampling of the editorial decisions and research, storyboards, dummies, sketches, and the art in her six maze books:  Mazescapes, Amazement Park, Wild West Trail Ride, Mazeways: A to Z, EcoMazes: 12 Earth Adventures and Market Maze. Info on how to make a Geometric Maze and a Random Roxie Reversing Maze (can include a video). Can show the creation of several apps: Roxie's a-MAZE-ing Vacation Adventure and Roxie's Puzzle Maze, including a one-minute video trailer. Time for Q&A.


Learn about mazes and labyrinths, and their place in history and throughout world cultures.
Recognize mazes in our contemporary life and environment.
Demonstration: How to make two types of mazes.
Understand how using mazes, and gamification, in explaining some nonfiction topics is helpful in imparting information.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

Arts: Pattern recognition. Problem-solving. Artistic and cultural styles, perspective, form and volume, color.
Math: Using patterns, grids, geometry, proportion, scale.
Mazes and labyrinths throughout world history, from 4000 B.C.E. to present.
Uses of mazes & labyrinths in ritual and religion.
Mazes and labyrinths in countries and cultures throughout world.