Students learn to plot key locations on a map, identifying local/regional characteristics (climate, population, transportation, etc.).

Individual or small group study.

Divide the class into small groups (if applicable). Provide students with background information on the history of popcorn and maps of areas relevant to the history of popcorn. Ask students to identify locations of significance, according to the timeline.

Request that students plot these key locations on the maps you’ve provided.

Students can note locations on maps by drawing a small picture that symbolizes the event (i.e. a popcorn necklace for the first Thanksgiving).

Ask students to identify local or regional characteristics for each mapped area (such as climate, historical significance, transportation, etc.) that had an impact on the area’s importance to popcorn development.