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BC: The purpose of this book: To introduce students with the interstate system, tied to geography of the United States and some of it's historic landmarks.

FC: Geography of the United States "A trip down I-90" | By Kyle Selbach Edgewood College

1: From the East coast to the West coast | Ben is from Boston and is going on a road trip to Seattle. His father informed him that they will travel Interstate 90 the whole way.

2: Ben asked his dad how long the drive will be? His dad said "It's about 3,101 miles, if we are going around 60MPH how long do you think the drive will take Ben?

3: Ben's math 3,101/60 = 51.68333 hrs Ben thinks to himself hmm 48hrs is two days and this is more! Ben says this is a serious trip... I figured you could drive around the world in two days!

4: Ben's father tells him that this is the longest interstate in the US and that it goes coast to coast! His father then calls in to work and ask for more days off, and his boss accepts his offer.

5: Ben's dad has decided to extend the trip so they can explore America as they travel I-90! Ben's dad says "go do some research and pick a few places you would like to stop at on the way to Seattle."

6: The trip begins! First stop is Cleveland Ohio. Ben loves Rock and Roll and he heard that Cleavland has the hall of fame which was built in 1986.

7: After Rocking out all afternoon Ben decides it's time to hit the road again. | Next stop is Chicago Illinois | Ben and his father decide to stop at Navy Pier in Chicago where they take a driving break and spend the night exploring!

8: After Spending the night in Chicago Ben's dad suggest that stopping at a state capital may be fun. The two drive all morning until they reach Madison Wisconsin. | After exploring the great State capitol of Wisconsin. It's back to the highway!

9: This next stop was a pick from Ben's father who really needed some fresh air. He choose the water falls at Falls Park in South Dakota

10: After Two days of sleeping in hotels and eating fast food Ben's dad decides it's time to head straight to Seattle Washington

11: As Ben and his father look back on their trip. Ben mentions everything that he has learned, from the distance in miles they traveled on the highway. Ben also mentioned that he didn't know one interstate highway would stretch across America. Ben also thanks his dad for letting him learn about America at the Rock and Roll hall of fame, Navy Pier, Madison's capital, and falls park.

13: Understanding Maps

15: When might a map come in handy? Traveling Originally Landmarks were mapped out (Lakes,mountains) Now when you travel Maps are created for roadways! Other uses Mapping can be done to represent the geography of a region. EXAMPLE: Desert The Forestry industry might use mapping to keep track of how many trees are growing in a specific area. Maps can show who is winning an election in a specific area Can you think of any other uses we have for maps? LEgonds...Whats in them... pic of mountain.. how it usually is shown on map

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