|Grade Level||Elementary School|
|Location||Massachusetts, United States|
|Time Period||1900-1999, 2000-2099, Current Events|
|Topic||Civics and Government, Learning with Maps|
America is not a direct democracy but a representative republic. To that end, we take a census every ten years to determine the number of representatives we send to Congress in Washington and how many electors we have for Presidential elections. Yet Congressional districts are organized by both number and space and have changed often. This is a very complicated process to understand and explain to anyone. Maps are a good way to show this process.