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  1. katry Says:

    William Shakespeare Quote

  2. Bob Cohen Says:

    A globe is a wonderful learning tool. Almost all the classrooms I attended had a Mercator projection view of the world which was rolled up above the blackboard and could be pulled down during Social Studies classes. It gave our young minds a false view of the political realities by placing the Americas in the middle and dividing Eurasia into two pieces with Europe on the right side across the Atlantic and Asia on the far left across the Pacific.

    Until I saw a North Polar projection map did the fact that we were not at the center of the world and that Eurasia was a huge landmass with vast population and resources.

    • katry Says:

      Bob,
      My classrooms also had the rolled up maps. Some were the topography. I remember the brown mountains. We also had the world map the same as you had. I never thought of us as the center of the world mostly because South and Latin America were right by us.


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