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Title: Cartography 101


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Cartography 101
  • The art and science of map making.

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World MapMercator Projection
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How is this map unique? Why?
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What is different about this map? Why?
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O.K. How is this map different? What does this
tell you?
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Who do you suppose commissioned this map?
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A more refined Greek map.
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What was the Chinese view of the world in the
Ming Dynasty in 1418? That date is rightwhat is
weird about it?
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What does this map tell us the Columbus and his
contemporaries in Europe knew about the world?
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Map Review
  • What is a primary source?
  • What is a secondary source?
  • Is a map a primary or a secondary source?
  • How can maps be a good primary source for
    historians?
  • When looking at maps, always consider the point
    of view of the map.

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World Map Regions Assignment
  • Use TODAL (title, orientation, date, author,
    legend) to represent all the regions at the
    bottom of your map.
  • On the back of the map make a list of each region
    that is on the front. Next to each region, write
    an example of a country that is in that region.
  • You will have a quiz over these regions on Monday

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