Grade 2

How Have Maps Changed Over Time?

Historians compare. In this lesson, students will learn the difference between a map and a globe. They will have the opportunity to analyze different map projections and explore how they have changed over time. They will end the lesson by identifying the difference between the Mercator and Peter's map projections. They will use this information to answer the mystery question: “How have maps changed over time?”

A narrated slide deck is now available for this Mystery!

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