Today, one of my students drew a quick sketch of the Earth as part of a picture he was working on for a vocabulary exercise (the sentence was “The Earth instantly exploded,” so you can imagine the rest of his drawing). What struck me about his Earth drawing was the perspective he used. If someone told me to draw the Earth, I would make a feeble attempt at sketching North America, Central America, South America, Africa to the right, and maybe even a swipe across the top and bottom of the globe to indicate the Poles. But check out my student’s work. He started with China and then drew in Japan, Taiwan, and Australia (and added some lines at the top and bottom–in that we’re similar). Where does this student live? Taiwan. What’s featured on his map? Taiwan and it’s surrounding countries. Interesting. This is worldview–literally. It’s all about perspective.