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Turn the World Upside Down With Your Students

Did you know that some of the world’s earliest examples of cartography were actually south-up maps? Geographic placement was often determined by those who were creating the map. Naturally, the cartographer would place their location in a more central and prominent spot. But whether we call Australia the Land Down Under or…the Land Up Over, the only thing that is changing is our perspective. Share this map with your students and explore geography in a whole new way! Click the south-up map below to see an enlarged view.

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Zach Michonski

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