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Week Two - Defining the Region

This week’s lecture (30 minutes) by Dr. Fritz defines the region both geographically and politically through the standard historical lens. The map section features these same themes.

Tribal Perspectives includes two examples of geographical information held in tribal oral tradition that reach back millennia, in addition to this week’s lesson activity on energy needs and uses from local, tribal perspectives.

Thomas Jefferson takes center stage in our People heading this week. Ask yourself why he is so controversial.

The research section takes you to a website full of maps to provide additional context for the geography of the region and its political overlays.


Lecture Maps People Research Unit 1 Unit 2 Unit 4 Unit 5