Introduction:Ask students to imagine and discuss how the city of Muncie looked over a hundred years
ago.What would be different?What buildings would remain intact?
Presentation:Review basic map skills, and explain the history and use of SanbornŽ Fire Insurance Maps with students.
Application:Ask individual students or small groups to analyze change and the use of spaces in an assigned
city block using sequential
Sanborn maps of Muncie.
Closure and Assessment:Discuss the evolution of different industries over time.What has happened to most of the specialty shops?What type of businesses no longer exist?What time period exhibited the most dramatic changes?Document and discuss the changes on a master list compiled by the entire class.