The Great Circle Route is a dynamic hands-on activity that is a powerful way to teach the differences between flat maps and globes. Making our students geographically literate is the goal of history teachers. We use maps and globes, teaching longitude and latitude, and the differences between various types of maps, but our students don’t truly get the concept until they try to plot a straight route using a flat map. The visual discrepancies between a globe and a paper map truly become real when the students discover for themselves that a straight line on a flat map is not a straight line on a globe. This one period lesson will transform how your students view maps and teach them why the shortest distance on a map is a curved line.
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