Mapping Community Change

Mapping Community Change

Mapping Community Change

Use primary sources in your classroom to analyze how communities change with decreasing population, urban change, and suburban development.

The Mapping Community Change Primary Source Packet familiarizes students and teachers with historical maps. The maps in the packet and the corresponding guiding questions provide an avenue for analyzing history and geography through the lens of community growth and decline.

Kit Contents

  • 17 reproductions of primary sources, incorporate a variety of maps and supporting documents
  • Discussion questions, student questions and activity suggestions

Sources included:

Minneapolis (1874–1921)

  • Plan of the City of Minneapolis and vicinity, 1874.
  • Bird’s-eye view of Minneapolis, 1891.
  • Map of Minneapolis from Hudson’s Dictionary, 1900.
  • Ward map of Minneapolis, 1910.
  • City of Minneapolis election map, 1921.

New Brighton Quadrangle (1874–1993)

  • Map of Ramsey County, 1874.
  • Plate 17 (southern Mound View), 1886.
  • Plate 18 (northern Mound View), 1886.
  • Index map of Environs of St. Paul, 1886.
  • U.S. Geological Survey map of New Brighton quadrangle, 1952.
  • U.S. Geological Survey map of New Brighton quadrangle, 1967.
  • U.S. Geological Survey map of New Brighton quadrangle, 1993.

Wasioja (1874–1914)

  • Dodge County, 1874.
  • General Views, Dodge County, 1874.
  • Outline map of Dodge County, 1914.
  • Map of Wasioja Township, 1914.
  • Farmers’ directory of Wasioja Township, 1914.

Standards

Mapping Community Change Common Core ELA Standards
Mapping Community Change Minnesota Social Studies Standards
Mapping Community Change Minnesota ELA Standards
Mapping Community Change NCSS C3 (College Career Civic Life) Standards

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Cost: 

$20

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