Arriving At Boston Public Schools: More Accurate — And Inclusive — World Maps – WBUR

More accurate and more inclusive world maps will be arriving at Boston Public Schools. The maps will be closer to what they actually are in reality. The maps are different than the ones that used to be in classrooms. The intent of the map is to give an accurate picture of what the earth really looks like.

Key Takeaways:

  • Social studies teachers in the second, seventh and 11th grades in Boston schools will now have Peters projection maps to use in their classrooms.
  • On the map, the land masses of Earth’s continents accurately reflect their true proportions.
  • Having a new map in the classroom will allow students to question previously held assumptions that colonial-era maps are still relevant today.

“”Once students feel like the school isn’t being truthful, there’s a tendency to shut down and reject information,” Frederick-Clarke says.”