The Geography of American Communities
Map 18 - Metropolitan Los Angeles, 1979
Greater Los Angeles Freeway System
Core Map A
: "Greater Los Angeles Freeway System" from Los Angeles Recreation and Freeway Map. [Chicago]: Rand McNally & Co., [1979]. © 1979 by RMC, R.L.03-S-87. www.randmcnally.com

Los Angeles and Vicinity
Core Map B
: "Los Angeles and Vicinity" from Los Angeles Recreation and Freeway Map. [Chicago]: Rand McNally & Co., [1979]. 1979 by RMC, R.L.03-S-87. www.randmcnally.com

Highway maps are designed principally to help people get around, but they also provide general information about the communities they depict. In these lessons a 1979 Rand McNally highway map helps students explore the cultural, historical, and physical geography of metropolitan Los Angeles.

Lesson Plans

  • K-2 - Highways
  • 3-5 - Place Names and Geography
  • 6-8 - Promoting tourist attractions in Los Angeles
  • 9-12 - Mapping Los Angeles over Time

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