Look into your Community's History through its names
One way to learn more about your community is to look into its past. How much do you know about your: town, borough, city or county's history? Become an expert by researching the facts.
Dex Nilsson has written a book called Names of Washington, DC - It gives the stories behind the names (275) of the streets, circles, squares, buildings, bridges, neighborhoods, galleries, Metro stations, theaters, and statues in the city.
In Washington D.C., streets that are oriented north/south are designated by numbers. Examples: 1st St NW, 2nd St SW.
Now that you have assembled all this information, share it.
Research Helpful Hints: Most counties have a local
historical society. The members are very interested in your community's
Conundrum: What factors should be considered when naming a street, a school or a political subdivision? GIS info
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posted 2/2007 by Cynthia J. O'Hora, released to public domain
Save a tree - use a digital answer format - Highlight the text above. Copy it. Paste it in a word processing document. Save the document in your folder. Answer on the word processing document in a contrasting color (not yellow) or font. Avoid fancy fonts like: Symbols, , or . Save your work frequently. You may be working on this project at home, the public library and at school. Consider using free Google Docs.
Proof the project. It is funny how speling errors and typeos sneak in to the bets work.
Aligned with the following Pa
Academic Standards - Reading, Writing Speaking, History, Civics and
Government, Mathematics, History, Science and Technology