World Maps with Different Focal Points

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Overview:

Map locations are determined by many factors. The convention is to place Europe at the center and the North Pole at the top. By placing an area in the center, the map maker is proclaiming its importance, literally its centrality. Alternative placements suggest a different set of values and the possibility of different priorities.

Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Grade Level:
6, 7, 8
Subjects:
World History Across the Eras
Location:
World
Time Period:
World History Across the Eras