Sarah, Age 9, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Here are some things that I have already learned about maps. Iíve learned that a long time ago maps were made of clay and bamboo. Iíve learned that there are seven continents Ė Asia, North and South America, Africa, and three more.

There are four oceans but long ago people believed that the world was flat and that a man named Atlas was holding the world. Below the manís feet they thought there were dragons and devils. But one man proved that the world was round by sailing all around the world. His name was Magellan.

Many of his ships sank and he was killed in the Philippines. The rest of the men were gone for three years but they finally proved that THE WORLD IS ROUND! That is what I know about maps so far.



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