What is a map? “A map is a two-dimensional drawing of all or part of the Earth’s surface,” – Geography Skills Handbook (Pg. 22)
Perspective Definition: A viewpoint.
Activity We’re going to compare the sizes of Greenland and Africa on two projections, the Mercator and the Robinson. By using only these two maps we will try to see how close in size they are to each other.
Actual Sizes Greenland: .8 million sq. miles Africa: 11.6 million sq. miles 11.6/.8=14.5 That means Greenland should fit into Africa 14.5 times!!