Mapping the Past

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  • Jul 23 2010 4:11 PM

    John Garrett

     

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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.

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    Grade: 6 to 8

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

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