All Maps Lie: A Look at the Properties and Functions of Maps

Lesson Plan Content
Maps are tools for understanding the world around us. However, just like other sources of information, maps can be deceiving depending on the purpose of the map’s creator. In this lesson students will identify and describe the properties and functions of maps and become more aware of bias that can be fostered by a map.
John Halverson
Grade Range: 
High School
1-2 class periods
Lesson Materials
Teacher Instructions: 
National Geography Standards: 
1: How to use maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process, and report information