I’ve written in the past about my love of ancient maps and their evolutions, as well as my annoying habit of reminding everyone that the map of the world you grew up with is a distorted farce.
So it pleased me to see that the true face of the planet is started to show itself in an American school district.
“Beginning last Thursday, Boston Public Schools administrators have been sending social studies teachers in the second, seventh and 11th grades new maps for their classrooms — depictions that more accurately portray the sizes of Earth’s continents.”
This might be a bright ember that fades fast in our uncertain times of public education in this country, but it’s a good step in the right direction. Besides, we finally can knock down those Greenlanders down a few rungs.
Not so big now, are you Tugiana!?
Based on “Boston Students Get A Glimpse Of a Whole New Word, With Different Maps” by Colin Dwyer for NPR