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Educational Resources - Maps and Borders

Laura Ingalls Wilder Books

Episode Guide

Things To Do

1. Watch Maps and Borders.

2. Complete Episode Quiz individually or as a group. (Note: The quiz has additional information and related video.)

3. Student Glossary (PDF)

- Print Crossword Puzzle, (answers), and distribute to class.

4. Discussion Cards (PDF)

5. Class Activity - Map Reading (PDF)

Episode 12 Script

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On this page you will find educational resources for the Dakota Pathways episode called Maps and Borders. There is an episode guide, additional videos, activities, and more.

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