Lesson 1: Introduction to Using Maps

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In this lesson, students will explore different kinds of maps and examine how the finished products reveal mapmakers' personal views, values, and biases. This lesson will set students up to successfully undertake analytical exercises in subsequent lessons in this unit, or it can be used to teach map analysis in the context of any other unit or study of geography.