Saturday, January 2, 2016

The Mercator Map and Africa

At the beginning of the year most world history teachers need to teach the different types of maps. But this video above is the one I like students to see the impact of the Mercator map which was developed for sailors in the 1500s - not to show what the world really looked like.  Here is a great short article on how African gets the short end of the stick on the Mercator.  I found the article from a tweet from Bill Gross who is a tech guru.  

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