Join several students on a time-travel tour, guided by the medieval physicist Nicole Oresme, as they survey ideas about the shape of the Earth. In the process, the students discover that the real "flat Earth myth" is not a mistaken medieval notion, but a modern prejudice.
Written and produced by Kerry Magruder, with images from the History of Science Collections, University of Oklahoma Libraries. Created originally in 2005 for the Cosmology and Cultures project of the OBU Planetarium, sponsored by the American Council of Learned Societies. See also "This is not a medieval woodcut" (kvmagruder.net/flatEarth/index.html) and script (kvmagruder.net/pdf/Shape.pdf, with discussion questions, instructor notes, and true/false questions).