Using Maps to Interpret Amelia’s Road

  1. Using a map of California, find where Amelia was born.





  2. Using the map of major vegetable producing regions, find what else grew in the area where Amelia was born besides the peaches described in the story.


  3. There is a Fillmore Elementary School in Stockton California. Using the map of California, find the road Amelia’s family would have had to travel to reach Stockton from the place where Amelia was born. What direction would they have traveled?





  4. Using the map of major vegetable producing regions, what grew in the area where Amelia went to school?


  5. If Amelia’s family was hired to harvest broccoli and lettuce, what road would they need to take from Stockton? What direction would they travel? In what town would Amelia probably go to school?






  6. If Amelia’s family then was to harvest celery and cauliflower, to what region would they need to travel? From the lettuce and broccoli region, which way would they travel? In what town would Amelia probably go to school?






  7. If desert famers needed workers for harvesting melons and lettuce, what roads would Amelia’s family have to use? In what town would Amelia probably go to school?




  8. Again, using the two maps, where do you think Amelia may have been if she had really posed for the cover of the book?