Township and Range System in Phoenix

Author First Name: 
Dr. Chris
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Student Geographic Literacy - Classroom Applications
This video (5.05) applies the principles of township and range to downtown Phoenix and explains how city grid systems reflect township and range. This video also introduces teachers to how students can understand how miles were based on the steps of Roman soldiers and how distances can be calculated.
Grade Range: 
5.05 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
4: The physical and human characteristics of places
17: How to apply geography to interpret the past