Part A: The Globe Unwrapped



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Mercator vs. Peters




Look at Mapping Our World > Lesson 1 > Part A: The Globe Unwrapped.





What happens to the shapes of the land masses when the globe is flattened into this map?

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Watch Mapping Our World > Lesson 2 > Part A: The Chat Show.






Who was Gerardus Mercator?

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In which century was he alive?

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When did he produce his map?

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Why did he produce his map?

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Who was Arno Peters?

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When was he alive?

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Which countries or continents seemed to change the most between the two versions?

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What are the strengths and weaknesses of each of the maps?

Map

Strengths

Weaknesses

Mercator




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Peters




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How would you feel if you looked at a map of the world and saw that your country seemed much smaller than it really was?

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Why is it so difficult to create a 'perfect' map of the world?

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Look at Mapping Our World > Lesson 2 > Part C: Which Map is Best?





Decide which map is best for each of the characters. Make sure you listen to what they need carefully!




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