Central Question: Which map should we use? 

Map of the world on Mercator’s projection. From the Library of Congress.

World Geography Investigation 1

In this introduction to argument writing, students consider how maps show perspective and bias. After reading and analyzing a collection of modified sources, students will use evidence and reasoning to construct an argument about which map we should use in schools.

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Materials Accommodated for Language Learners
Note: The Spanish investigations are from earlier work and do not match other versions of this investigation at this time.


Standards Alignment

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Literacy in History/Social Studies CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.1, 6-8.2, 6-8.6, 6-8.7 ELA Reading: Informational Text CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.6.1, 6.2, 6.4- 6.10 ELA Writing CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6.1, 6.4-6.5, 6.7-6.10 ELA Speaking & Listening CSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.6.1-6.3
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Dimension 1: D1.2.6-8, D1.3.6-8., D1.5.6-8. Dimension 2: D2.Civ.1.6-8, D2.Civ.3.6-8, D2.Civ.6.6-8, D2.Civ.10.6-8-D2.Civ.14.6-8, D2.Geo.2.6-8-D2.Geo.12.6-8, D2.His.1.6-8.-D2.His.6.6-8, D2.His.9.6-8, D2.His.10.6-8, D2.His.13.6-8, D2.His.16.6-8, D2.His.17.6-8 Dimension 3: D3.1.6-8.-D3.4.6-8. Dimension 4: D4.1.6-8.-D4.3.6-8., D4.6.6-8-D4.8.6-8

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