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Mapping 17th Century New England: Proportional Reasoning and European Priorities

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Mapping 17th Century New England: Proportional Reasoning and European Priorities

In this lesson, students explore ways proportional reasoning connects to mapmaking while highlighting the perspectives of the mapmakers. Students consider the scale of maps, thinking about the relationships between quantities, as well as the use of exaggerated and understated map features to glean information about the mapmaker's perspective.