Comparing and contrasting the Peters Map with the Mercator Map is an excellent way to nurture critical thinking for students of all ages, in all context. Maps deliver messages far beyond geography. Comparing the Peters Map to The Mercator maps make clear that all symbols need to be carefully examined.
BTW. The Mercator map on the right places the United States in the middle of the map. Virtually every other flat world map has the "prime meridian" as it's center.
Take our tour that discusses the Mercator and you'll see that the Peters Map is different for all the right reasons. Our hope is you can introduce the Peters Map to your students.