Old Map, New Map: Let's Compare
Young scholars read and compare a map from the 1800s with a current map of their community. They identify and speculate reasons for the changes that have occurred. They design a hypothetical map for the future.
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Where in the Latitude Are You? A Longitude Here.
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2nd - 5th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
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3rd - 12th Social Studies & History
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