|The World Map Project (Peace Corps)|
|Part I: How to make your world map|
This is an alternate way of drawing your map on a wall (or other vertical surface) using an overhead projector. The Projection Method does not involve drawing a grid.
transparency of world map,
copies of map section sheets,
electrical outlet and extension cord
1. Make a transparency of p. 41.
2. Project the transparency onto your wall. Adjust the distance of the projector from the wall until your map is the size you want. To prevent mishap, mark your chosen spot on the floor with a piece of tape.
3. Tape the transparency to the projector to prevent accidental movement. Also secure the projector.
4. Devise a work strategy with your mapmakers:
a. How many mapmakers can work at one time?
b. Who will check the accuracy of the tracing? Are all countries accounted for?
5. Trace the projected map information onto the wall. Use pencils.
a. First trace the large rectangle that frames the map, then the oval map itself.
b. Now trace the interior lines separating the map into 18 sections. Numbering sections 1-18 will be helpful when you refer to the section sheets for coloring and labeling your map.
c. Trace the continents before drawing individual countries.
6. Once you have completely traced the map, color and label it.