|Grade Level||High School|
|Location||Africa, Europe, Middle East|
|Topic||Empires and Imperialism, Geography Matters, Military Engagement|
Maps are powerful documents. They are never objective, based on both the information they include as well as what they exclude. Contemporaries often use maps to present a position or argue a case. They influence the viewer in subtle ways, as the cartographer employs his or her talents in the service of a larger objective. The maps in this activity were used to promote the British re-conquest of Sudan in late 1890s.