Compare the Morrill Acts and the Northwest Ordinance -- the two pieces of legislation creating the base of educational funding.
The activity requires map skills; high school students might want to research land grant colleges.
Have students use the resources listed to answer the following questions:
- What do the Morrill Acts and the Northwest Ordinance have in common?
- Whose land was being taken and where was this land?
Using the following links, make a map and locate the land grant colleges. Research one of the colleges and see if they offer classes in applied arts, agriculture or technology. Students should write institutions they're interested in attending.