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Mapping 19th Century South American History (HS)

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Grade Level High School
Location Bolivia, South America
Time Period 1800-1899
Topic Civics and Government, International Relations, Learning with Maps, Military Engagement, Transportation and Movement

Overview

Maps are an excellent way to learn about history. As primary sources, these visual documents convey bias and perspective as well as concrete information about specific geographic locations. Changes in representation over time reflect both substantive acquisition of knowledge as well as direct representation of territorial power and influence. Students will look at several maps of Bolivia from the 19th century to learn about historic events at that time.

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Norman B. Leventhal Map Center (http://maps.bpl.org)