The Global Grapefruit - Representing a 3-Dimensional Globe on a 2-Dimensional Map

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Students compare and contrast world maps and globes. They convert a 3-dimensional globe to a 2-dimensional map. They are introduced to the Mercator map projection. They observe map distortions of shape, area, distance, directions and angle.

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Resource Details

Grade
2nd - 5th
Subjects
Social Studies & History
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Duration
1 hr
Instructional Strategy
Inquiry-Based Learning