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Be the Historian!

What Can Maps Tell Us?

The task: If you were Dr. Snow, how would you use a map to organize the information on cholera deaths? What questions would you ask to learn how the disease was spreading? Pictured here is Dr. Snow’s map of Soho. Click on the map to enlarge it and then think about how you might use that map to help arrive at a solution. [Read the problem]

Would you:

map cases by age?
map cases by gender?
map cases by family wealth?
map cases by location?




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