Grade: Sophomore (10)
US Geography paper 01.01 PART 1 1. Using the scale on the interactive map, give the approximate distance in miles that the
Pilgrims traveled in their journey from Plymouth, England, to Plymouth, Massachusetts. The approximate distance that I had measured from my computer screen was estimated to be around 2621.25 miles. Now this number could range from anywhere to being dead accurate to way off. The Separatists had fled England but were lost on sea for many months. They could have zigzagged or even attempted a straight shot, which arcs in real life.
You must always aim at an arc since the Earth is an Oblate Spheroid.
2. Using the scale on the interactive map, give the approximate distance in miles that Lewis and Clark traveled from St. Louis to Ft. Clatsop near the Pacific Ocean. Lewis and Clark traveled from St. Louis to Ft. Clatsop in treacherous, unexplored terrain.
Unprepared and overworked, they traveled roughly 683 miles, however that's measured as a direct shot from point A to point B. Without including the rough, windy, split trail that they had taken. 3. Using the scale on the interactive map, give the approximate distance in miles that the transcontinental railroad covered from Omaha to San Francisco. The Transcontinental Railroad was fairly straightforward in construction wise. It winded and curved here and there, but was fairly straight. Measuring straight from Omaha to San
Francisco the Transcontinental Railroad measured approximately 1046.25 miles. PART 2 Waupun, Wisconsin is located in a Northern region of the United States. It’s climate is fairly cold during the Winter season, but scorching hot during Summer. The place I live is a relative location to some town you would hear about “out west”. It’s a small town where the
Human System is so closely entwined you could hear about something that drastically happened to someone…