Why all world maps are wrong

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  1. When do you use a map? What purpose does it serve?
  2. Google Maps uses a Mercator map. Why do you think they use a Mercator map?
  3. The Mercator projection has fostered imperialist attitudes for centuries and created an ethnic bias against the third world. What do you think of this statement?
  4. What is the most important aspect of a map when you’re learning about a region’s history, and why?
  5. Would you prefer to use a Gall-Peters when you’re learning about world history?
  6. Gall-Peters preserves the area while totally distorting the shape. What is the most unexpected discovery you made while looking at a Gall-Peters map?
  7. Can you find countries that are about your country’s size on a Gall-Peters map?
  8. Should we abandon the flat world map with the technology and resources we have to create a spherical map?
  9. What would the world be like without a map? In particular, what would happen to the Age of Discovery?
  10. Please list the key points from the article, to summarize the story.
  11. Can you list the new vocabulary you learned from this article? What are the definitions of the vocabulary in this context? Can you make your own sentence with the words?
  12. Please list any items the student should review.