Teaching Geography: Teacher Talk
From: Cheryl Guy (email@example.com)
Date: Wed Feb 19 2003 - 09:19:55 EST
I have had great success using GIS with my students using the "Mapping Our World" program from ESRI. It is very affordable (under $100) and the lessons are written by real classroom teachers. They provide step by step instructions (with pictures) for the students to follow. There are 7 modules and each has 3 investigations. Almost all of the data is included on the CD. In cases where it isn't, the students are directed how to obtain it from the Internet. For example, in one investigation, my students downloaded maps of our county along with census data about age groups - to investigate which neighborhoods had high numbers of young children, elderly, etc... I can't say enough good things about the program - and I'm not paid by ESRI!!! I'm a regular geography teacher at a suburban high school in SC.
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