Maps change. I know this. What I don’t know is when and why maps change. Maybe it was taught to me in geography or history a long time ago but it must have completely eluded me. We started studying World War 1 yesterday. We began by talking about alliances and which countries were part of the Central Powers and which were part of the Allied Powers. Foolishly, I brought out a present day map of Europe to use as a visual. We quickly discovered that key places like Serbia and the Ottoman Empire aren’t part of present day Europe. Oops! That’s because the map of Europe changed as a result of the Versailles Treaty. O.K. I learned something. Thankfully, there is the internet and I was able to become Supermom for a moment and in no time at all locate a 1914 European map so that D and P didn’t have to try to learn this without a visual. Phew!