Mental Map Of The World, Cultural Bias, And Geography


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Mental Map Of The World, Cultural Bias, And Geography

  1. 1. <ul><li>You and your partner have 15 minutes to draw a map of the world and place the following items on your map… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>5 Political Items (Cities, Countries, etc.) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>5 Geographic Features (Mountains, Rivers, Oceans) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>5 Inventions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>5 Cultural Items (Art, Music, Religion) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>5 Historical Items (People, Events, etc.) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>5 Arrows Showing Movement across Space (such as the Mongols invading Europe or Smallpox coming to the Americas) </li></ul></ul>
  2. 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. 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. 4. Comparing Projections
  5. 5. Which map projection does the College Board use?
  6. 8. &quot;Political&quot; Map
  7. 9. Regional World Map
  8. 10. You Need to Study More Geography If You Think… Copyright © Clara Kim 2007. All rights reserved.
  9. 11. Andes is an after dinner mint
  10. 12. The Andes Mountains
  11. 13. The Balkans are alien people on Star Wars
  12. 14. The Balkans Area is Historically Known as a Crossroads Of many Cultures that Live there.
  13. 15. The English Channel is a TV show about Prince Charles and Princess Di
  14. 16. The English Channel <ul><li>Joins the North Sea and the Atlantic </li></ul>
  15. 17. The United Kingdom is… a theme park
  16. 18. The United Kingdom
  17. 19. The Tropic of Cancer is… a rare disease
  18. 20. Tropic of Cancer
  19. 21. This is the Ring of Fire
  20. 22. Ring of Fire
  21. 23. The Bermuda Triangle is a percussion instrument in a reggae band
  22. 24. The Bermuda Triangle
  23. 25. The International Dateline is another dating network
  24. 26. The International Dateline
  25. 27. The Dust Bowl is Granny's old favorite dish
  26. 28. Dust Bowl
  27. 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!
  28. 30. BEFORE AFTER!