Mapping the Past


  • Jul 23 2010 4:11 PM

    John Garrett


    This resource was matched by a member of the Brokers of Expertise Standards Matching Team.

Contributed By


This EDSITEment lesson provides students with experience in working with historical maps as cultural artifacts that reflect the views of particular times and places. They trace the evolving world view from medieval times through the Renaissance as recorded in maps of those eras, investigate how cultural assumptions influenced the process of mapping the American West, and discover what present-day maps can tell us about our world view and cultural aspirations.

Learning Registry Activity


    Topics and Grades

    Grade: 6 to 8

    Topics: History-Social Science, Geography, United States History, English-Language Arts, Writing Strategies