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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.
Spring Valley High
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I was facinated with the work Mr. Sarnoff did with GIS in the High School.
We have some GIS capability
here at Tech, but it is very limited. I am considering doing something
similar, but getting
the various maps from the local city planner. Putting them on transparencies
and then overlaying
them to see where things are overlapping. This should work with a chapter
on population, by
tieing it to local situations. We have had tremendous inmigration in recent
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