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Inquiry Question

Historical Context

Map 1




Table of

Locating the Site

Map 2: Midway Atoll.[Map 2] with link to larger version of Map 2.
(U.S. Central Intelligence Agency)

Questions for Map 2

1. An atoll is a ring of coral built up on the top of the crater of a submerged volcano to form a lagoon. How many islands are there inside the lagoon at Midway?

2. How large are Sand and Eastern Islands?

3. The islands are nearly flat and have very little natural vegetation. In spite of being surrounded by water, there is no fresh water. How much work do you think would be needed to construct and maintain a military base here?

* The map on this screen have a resolution of 72 dots per inch (dpi), and therefore will print poorly. You can obtain a larger version of Map 2, but be aware that the file may take as much as 40 seconds to load with a 28.8K modem.



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