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Mapping Our World

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This free BAFTA-winning website from Oxfam explores the idea of maps, and how they affect our perspective on the world. The website includes several highly addictive games which follow the trail of the cartoon character Moley. One game explores where you would come out if you dug a hole straight through the centre of the earth from a particular country, and another shows how the globe looks when flattened in different ways. The global citizenship content of the resource is implicit and would be enhanced by discussions around perceptions of the world based on maps. The games are all great fun and easy to use.

Topics

Globalisation and Interdependence

Age Ranges

KS2: ages 7-11, KS3: ages 11-14, KS4: ages 14-16

Subjects

Computing / ICT, Geography, Geography: maps / atlases

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