South America in the 1800s
Length of Time: 30 Minutes
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. The adage that one picture is worth a thousand words is central to appreciating the value of maps to both contemporaries and students of the past.
How can maps reflect the changing realities of a political entity?
Common Core Standards
World History II: The Rise of the Nation State to the Present
Industrial Revolution and Social and Political Change in Europe, 1800-1914
WH1II.11 Describe the causes of 19th century European Imperialism
Latin American History in the 19th and early 20th centuries
WHII.16 Major developments in Latin American History to the early 20th