The Stone Wall Initiative
Introduction - Geography - Investigating Walls
Globe in Rassmussen Library, University of Alaska, Fairbanks.
The geography of walls ranges from the scale of backyards to that of the entire globe.
The book Exploring StoneWalls contains two full chapters on stone wall geography. They vary with the landscape depending on
Mapping: Have them make a map of the stone walls in some park. All they need is a compass for direction and count paces for distance.
Global Geography: If they find a picture of a stone wall in one of their textbooks, have them compare iti to one in their region.
Understanding local walls. Using the locator map from Exploring Stone Walls as a guide, and the color maps of bedrock type, glacial process, and land use history available on the internet, have them compare what ACTUALLY IS THERE with what SHOULD BE THERE, based on the maps.
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