Exploring Maps
Maps are helpful tools to understand the world around you. Examine the following map links and see if you can understand what these maps are really showing.

  1. 40 maps to help you make sense of the world
    http://twistedsifter.com/2013/08/maps-that-will-help-you-make-sense-of-the-world/

    Questions: which maps surprised you most? Why? List 3 things you learned from this website.

  2. If the world's population lived like...
    http://persquaremile.com/2012/08/08/if-the-worlds-population-lived-like/

    Questions: Examine the first group of maps. What do these maps mean to you? Examine the second group of maps. What do these maps reveal about the differences of the world? What would happen if everyone in the world wanted to live like the U.S.?

  3. Gun Ownership and homicide map of the world
    http://www.theguardian.com/news/datablog/interactive/2012/jul/22/gun-ownership-homicides-map

    Questions: What area of the world owns the most firearms? Why do you think this is happening? What is the connection between firearm ownership and homicide?