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ERIC Number: ED056874
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 47
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Town and Townships.
Anderson, Pat
Long range effects of early public land surveys, the distinction between towns and townships, and the significance of town government in modern Wisconsin are portrayed in this teacher's guide for upper elementary grades. With supplementary materials it could be used in a unit on local or Wisconsin geography, as an introduction to problems of urban growth, or as a segment on governmental entities which make up a modern metropolitan area. Two filmstrips are employed to present the facts. Part I describes the public land survey and its effects particularly on farm boundaries, field shapes and plowing patterns, road locations, and community shapes and patterns. Part II deals with the effects of the survey on patterns of local government in Wisconsin and raises some questions on the consequences of 19th century governmental patterns as they complicate 20th century urban growth. Both filmstrips are explained in their entirety, illustrating each frame and its accompanying script. Supplementary materials in the booklet relate the long range significance of the Land Ordinance of 1785, early policy questions of land use, methods of establishing and maintaining boundary lines, and the numbering and describing of sections, townships, and ranges. Additional materials include maps, tests, a bibliography, and suggested uses of the materials. Filmstrips are not included. (BL)
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Authoring Institution: Madison Public Schools, WI.