January 26 - Maps and Perception

We have been studying the Tectonic plates of Earth in our UOI.  I came across a great video that shows how the Earth transformed from Pangaea to the present and what it will look like in 250 million years from now.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYbTNFN3NBo&feature=related

This led to many discussions, including what the pros and cons would be of living on an Earth that was essentially one Island.  It was at this point in the discussion that we took a look at Buckminster Fullers Dymaxion Map.

If we look at this map of the world (which is actually more accurate), doesn't it appear that we already live in one island?  How does your perception of Earth, and of your country change when you look at this map?

We reflected on this in our journals.

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