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Something Old & Something New

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Grade Level:
Middle School: Sixth Grade through Eighth Grade
Social Studies
State Standards:
MS Objectives:
5th grade: 1c, 1d, 3, 3a, 3b, 3c, 3d, 3e, 3f, 3g 3h, 3i, 3k
6th grade: 2, 2b, 2c, 2d, 2f, 2g, 2h
8th grade: 4, 4a, 4b, 4c, 4d, 4e


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On seven maps from 1816 to the present, small groups of students will compare and contrast the areas surrounding the Natchez Trace Parkway and answer questions about the maps. The students will compare and contrast maps of varying age, detail and accuracy. They will draw on the maps to locate features. They will compare and contrast the growth of an area, using different maps. Review how to locate features on a map prior to the lesson. 

Last updated: January 8, 2018