On the United States GeoHistoGram, the relative importance of different regions of the country is shown by the size of five colored areas. "Relative importance" is defined as a combination of population, economic power, and political clout at any given time in history.
US GeoHistoGram Explanation PPT (teacher background) includes the rationale for the GeoHistoGram and explains the basic make-up of the document with several useful suggestions. Each time a student adds something to the diagram it reinforces the knowledge that has already been entered, by providing both a visual review and another set of links to help solidify the memory.
Download the following files to project, copy, or otherwise use the US GeoHistoGram.
GeoHistoGram Activity Set This file contains the "Basic Structure" explanation, some instructions for using the resource, and the following activities:
- Events That Changed the Balance of Power within the United States
- Inventions that Promoted Growth in Different Regions of the U.S.
- Transportation Innovations that Linked Regions of the U.S.
- Major Waves of Immigration in the History of the United States
- Key Events in Early African-American History
- Famous African-American Migrations in U.S. History
- Famous Black "Movers" in U.S. History
- Milestones in the History of Women's Rights in the United States
- Truth or Myth – using the U.S. GeoHistoGram to evaluate ideas
- Novels That Had Influence in Different Regions of the U.S
- East 2 West-Some of the many nations of Native Americans
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