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Map 2: 16th-Century Towns of Spanish Florida.

Map of South Carolina and Santa Elena
(Source: DePratter, Chester B. and South, Stanley, "Discovery at Santa Elena: Boundary Survey" (1995). Research Manuscript Series. Book 223. pg. 3)

Map 3: Santa Elena and Surrounding Area.

Map 3 of Santa Elena
(Source: DePratter, Chester B. and South, Stanley, "Discovery at Santa Elena: Boundary Survey" (1995). Research Manuscript Series. Book 223. pg 6)

Questions for Maps 2 & 3

1) Compare Map 2 with a modern map of the United States. What states are labeled on Map 2? What part of the U.S. does Map 2 depict?

2) What cities can you find on Map 2? Where in Map 2 is the location of the place shown in Map 3?

3) Which features in Map 3 are land? Which are water? How do you think 16th century colonists used these features?

4) Spanish and French colonists competed to settle on Parris Island in the 1500s. How do you think 16th century colonists used the land and water at this place?

 

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