Map Drawing, Graphic Literacy, and Pedagogy in the Early Republic

  title={Map Drawing, Graphic Literacy, and Pedagogy in the Early Republic},
  author={Susan Schulten},
  journal={History of Education Quarterly},
  pages={185 - 220}
  • Susan Schulten
  • Published 28 April 2017
  • Education
  • History of Education Quarterly
Students in the early republic commonly stitched, drew, and painted maps of their states, nation, and world as part of their educations. Map drawing and geography were regarded as particularly appropriate subjects for girls, both as a pathway to literacy and as a means of demonstrating accomplishment. Many young girls exposed to map work in their own educations went on to become teachers themselves and carried these practices with them into an ever-growing national network of female academies… 

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