East used to be at the top of the map?! And South was at the top for some?!
Great video full of fun historical context from Jay Foreman on YouTube. And, to no one’s surprise, North eventually settled at the top as a result of European exploration and subsequent colonization.
Why is north up? Has north always been up? What used to be up before north was up? Does it matter if a direction other than north is up? And have you ever been on a year five geography trip where you got lost in the woods and wet yourself in front of Mr. Dugdale?
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