If you have been in my classes, you know I often share my story of the Milky Way Galaxy picture in 8th grade science class and how I got in a lot of trouble doubting that the picture of the Milky Way could not possibly be the actual Milky Way in which our solar system exists.
You can find pictures of the Milky Way Galaxy here.
One of my students was kind enough to send along the related link below:
And at that site I found this: http://curious.astro.cornell.edu/the-universe/the-milky-way/93-the-universe/the-milky-way/general-questions/491-how-can-we-see-the-milky-way-if-we-are-inside-it-intermediate
I think I was right!