New York State Archives, NYSA_A3045-78_13285
Map of Mexico showing main railroads, 1928.
What kind of map is this?
What states and countries border Mexico?
What major bodies of water border Mexico?
How does the map show that Mexico City was the most important city in Mexico when the map was created?
Railroads were an important form of transportation when this map was made. What other forms of transportation have become popular since this map was made?
If you were to travel in Mexico, what form of transportation would you use? Why?
The name of one of the countries on this map has changed since the map was created in 1928. Which country is it? What is it called now? Relabel this map to show the change.
Math: What is the farthest distance you could travel by railroad in Mexico in 1928 without backtracking?
Science: Why doesn't this map show very many railroads in the southern part of Mexico?
English Language Arts/Math/Science: Using this map, plan a train trip through Mexico. Describe the places you will stay, the sites you plan to see, and the landscape out your window as you travel. Create a schedule of how long it will take you to travel and how long you will stay in each place.
Goodwin, William. Mexico (Modern Nations of the World). San Diego: Lucent, 1999.
Heinrichs, Ann. Mexico (A True Book). Danbury: Children's Press, 1997.
Jermyn, Leslie, and Mary-Jo Reilly. Mexico (Cultures of the World). New York: Benchmark, 2002.