A Historical Look at the Township and Range System in Arizona

Author First Name: 
Dr. Christopher
Author Last Name: 
Student Geographic Literacy - Classroom Applications
This video (6.49) introduces students to the historic development of township and range through a series of maps. It also explains how land was divided into township and range. Then the narrator explains how the system was applied to Arizona showing the actual site of the historical marker (near Phoenix) from which all measurements were made.
Grade Range: 
7 - 12
6.49 minutes
National Geography Standards: 
1: How to use maps and other geographic representations, geospatial technologies, and spatial thinking to understand and communicate information
3: How to analyze the spatial organization of people places, and environments on Earth's surface
17: How to apply geography to interpret the past