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Mental Map Of The World, Cultural Bias, And GeographyPresentation Transcript
You and your partner have 15 minutes to draw a map of the world and place the following items on your map…
5 Political Items (Cities, Countries, etc.)
5 Geographic Features (Mountains, Rivers, Oceans)
5 Cultural Items (Art, Music, Religion)
5 Historical Items (People, Events, etc.)
5 Arrows Showing Movement across Space (such as the Mongols invading Europe or Smallpox coming to the Americas)
How Do You View the World? The Robinson Projection Map is not perfect (just look at Antarctica!); however, it is fairly accurate along the equator. The Robinson Map is considered to look right for world maps, and hence is widely used by Rand McNally, the National Geographic Society, and others.
In 1974, as an effort to reduce the political bias of conventional maps, Arno Peters created the 'Peters Projection' of the world so that one square inch anywhere on the map represents an equal number of square miles of the earth's surface. The Peters Projection Map from Two Perspectives