Traversing the Terrain: Transportation in Arizona (1853)

GeoHistory
Legacy
Lesson Plan Content
Description: 
In this lesson students will work in pairs to design four transportation routes through the state of Arizona in the year 1853. Since there were already established trails for the movement of people and goods relating to early exploration of Arizona, students will take into account the physical geographic features that either impede transportation or contribute to the ease of travel.
Author: 
Suzanne Vogt
Grade Range: 
High School
Duration: 
2 class periods
Lesson Materials
Teacher Instructions: 
Standards
Arizona Geography Concepts: 
1: The World in Spatial Terms
National Geography Standards: 
1: How to use maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process, and report information