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Section 1

Conversationl — Community Planning in the Colonies

Narrator

Listen to part of a conversation between a Student and her United States History Professor. Professor

So, Amanda, you've asked a lot of questions about trade during the colonialperiod of the United States. Has our discussion clarified things for you?

Student

Well, yeah, but now, I think writing about trade for my paper isn't going to work.

Professor

Oh, so your questions about shipping routes were for your research paper?

Student

Yeah. But now, I see that I probably need to come up with a new paper topic.Actually, there was one other idea I had. I have been thinking about doingsomething about community planning in the early British settlements in EasternNorth America.

Professor

Oh. OK. I am curious. Why are you interested in doing something on communityplanning in colonial times?

Student

Well, I am much more into architecture. I t’s my major and I mean, planning out atow n or city goes along with that. I mean, not that I don't like history...l aminterested in history…really interested. But I think, you know, for a career,architecture is more for me.

Professor

That's great. I've gotten some very thought-provoking papers from Studentswhose interests go beyond history.

Student

OK. But for the paper you wanted us to try to include a comparison, right?

Professor

Yes. Actually, that was really the purpose of the assignment. The way the UnitedStates developed or perhaps I should say the colonies, since the land that wouldbecome the Eastern United States…uh...there were British colonies there fourhundred years ago. But anyway…uh... development in the colonies differedgreatly depending on geography. I am looking for papers that have ideas aboutsomething that happened one way in the Northern colonies happened a differentway in the Southern colonies.

Student

Is that true in terms of urban planning?

Professor

Very true. Towns in the Northern colonies were centralized and compact. Theyprovided a

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