Presentation on theme: "TOKGRAPHY Aim: 1. To examine our interpretation of the world around us. 2. To find out if common global geographical perspectives are all that they seem."— Presentation transcript:
TOKGRAPHY Aim: 1. To examine our interpretation of the world around us. 2. To find out if common global geographical perspectives are all that they seem.
Getting rid of the poorest 5%
Europe according to France
Europe according to Vatican City
Italy according to wealthy Italians
Europe according to USA.
Europe according to Germany
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)
Why is this not a reality??
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
Which map projection does the College Board use?