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Chapter 2                                                                                                                                       Lesson 4

Mapping the Past


I. Exploring the World

A. People expand their geographic knowledge through movement.

B. One reason for movement is trade.

          a.  Monsoon:  a wind system that influences the climate of southern Asia.

C. Trade helped people in the past learn about other cultures.

II. Learning About the World

A. As people in the past traveled, they recorded geographic and cultural information.

B. Explorers and traders drew maps to record knowledge from their travels.

C. Information from early explorers and traders helped cartographers improve their maps.

D. Information from early explorers and traders helps us learn about life in the past.