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Read some background info in your textbook or an encyclopedia. Look for specific events, populations, points of view or a geographic region.

Combine concepts to focus your topic

Image credits

1831 British Isles Map from the British Library: https://flic.kr/p/hLKC7X

1859 North Carolina Map from UNC Chapel Hill, NC Collection: http://dc.lib.unc.edu/cdm/ref/collection/ncmaps/id/483

1877 U.S. Map from the NY Public Library:  http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e3-c197-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

1831 World Map from the British Library: https://flic.kr/p/hLKNG3

Historic map of South America (1785), Douglas Fernandes: https://flic.kr/p/69LLh3 

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