Comparing and Contrasting Maps
Students will compare and contrast maps across time to construct knowledge about the geographic concepts of movement, human-environment interaction, and place. This activity uses maps of Albany, New York; however, maps of other locations could be used.
After completing this learning activity, students will be able to:
- Identify similarities and differences between two historic maps.
- Articulate their thoughts about the concepts of movement, human interaction, and place.
1-2 50 minute class periods
Recommended Grade Range
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Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library