Mental Map Of The World, Cultural Bias, And Geography
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  • 1.
    • 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 Inventions
      • 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)
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. 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
  • 4. Comparing Projections
  • 5. Which map projection does the College Board use?
  • 6.  
  • 7.  
  • 8. "Political" Map
  • 9. Regional World Map
  • 10. You Need to Study More Geography If You Think… Copyright © Clara Kim 2007. All rights reserved.
  • 11. Andes is an after dinner mint
  • 12. The Andes Mountains
  • 13. The Balkans are alien people on Star Wars
  • 14. The Balkans Area is Historically Known as a Crossroads Of many Cultures that Live there.
  • 15. The English Channel is a TV show about Prince Charles and Princess Di
  • 16. The English Channel
    • Joins the North Sea and the Atlantic
  • 17. The United Kingdom is… a theme park
  • 18. The United Kingdom
  • 19. The Tropic of Cancer is… a rare disease
  • 20. Tropic of Cancer
  • 21. This is the Ring of Fire
  • 22. Ring of Fire
  • 23. The Bermuda Triangle is a percussion instrument in a reggae band
  • 24. The Bermuda Triangle
  • 25. The International Dateline is another dating network
  • 26. The International Dateline
  • 27. The Dust Bowl is Granny's old favorite dish
  • 28. Dust Bowl
  • 29. AND FINALLY, you definitely need to study more geography if … you are on a Mediterranean Cruise but you think you are in the Indian Ocean!
  • 31.