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    continent boundaries (k & 1st)

    I am wondering what is the source/reason for marking Europe going all the way to the Pacific Ocean in the Appendix maps/information. When we built the map this year, I thought it was just some sort of weird typo but then I see it's the same map division in the 1st grade curriculum too.

    If it's just a plate tectonics sort of thing than all of Europe and Asia is one 1 plate and so maybe the division is arbitrary.
    ex:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Plates_tect2_en.svg

    The way I was taught and it normally is shown on maps is that Russia is part of the Asian continent.
    ex:
    http://www.mapsofworld.com/world-continent-map.htm

    Thoughts?

    #2
    Well, we've had a big discussion about this here. It is messy because Russia considers herself a European nation, and that is why we divided the continents as we did. However, we have an employee who has spent quite a bit of time in Russia in missions, and she has been to the place where Russia considers that you can stand in Europe and in Asia. There is a monument dedicated to that distinction that she has seen. So we are going to change our maps. If Russia considers that they have land in two different continents, that is good enough for us! Thanks for pointing this out. We'll get it corrected.

    Cheers,

    Tanya

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