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The three new 2017 Esri GeoInquiry collections are now available.  Although the field testing is ongoing, you’ll find the 45 new maps and activities and over 250 new data services supporting mainstream K12 educators posted.  Feel free to share: .




American Literature GeoInquiries

  • Beyond religion: Scarlet Letter
  • Virus of Fear: Witchcraft in Salem
  • Poe and the Red Death
  • The Red Badge of Courage
  • Twain: Travel Blogger
  • Hurricane Warning
  • Our Town, Your Town
  • Gatsby: Then and now
  • The mockingbird sings for freedom
  • Depression, dust and Steinbeck
  • Hiroshima
  • Dr. King's Road to a Birmingham Jail
  • Finding Mango Street
  • F451: Ban or burn the books
  • Serving the Wild


Mathematics GeoInquiries

  • Rates and proportions: A lost beach
  • D=R*T
  • Linear models
  • How much rain? Linear equations
  • Rates of population change
  • Distance and midpoint
  • Coordinate plane
  • Euclidean vs Non-Euclidean
  • Area & perimeter at the mall
  • Measuring crop circles
  • Areas of complex figures
  • Similar triangles
  • Perpendicular bisectors
  • Centers of Triangles
  • Volume and pyramids


World History GeoInquiries

  • Medieval Europe: Invasions
  • Cradles of civilization
  • Post-WWI and The League of Nations
  • The Reformation
  • Africa's bounty and borders
  • African independence
  • Silk Road: Then and Now
  • The Crusades
  • Russian expansion to the sea
  • The first Industrial Revolution
  • Early European exploration
  • Trade and the Black Death
  • The Age of Napoleon
  • Latin American independence
  • International Cooperation





New Book: Geospatial Technologies and Geography Education in a Changing World: Geospatial Practices and Lessons LearnedEditors:  Osvaldo Muniz Solari, Ali Demirci, Joop van der Schee

This book is an initiative presented by the Commission on Geographical Education of the International Geographical Union. It focuses particularly on what has been learned from geospatial projects and research from the past decades of implementing geospatial technologies (GST) in formal and informal education. The objective of this publication is to inform an international audience of teachers, professionals, scholars, and policymakers about the state of the art and prospects of geospatial practices (GPs) as organized activities that use GST and lessons learned in relation to geographical education. GST make up an advanced body of knowledge developed by practitioners of geographic information systems (GIS), remote sensing (RS), global positioning systems, (GPS), and digital cartography (DC).

GST have long been applied in many different sectors; however, their first use in higher education began in the early 1980s and then diffused to secondary schools during the 1990s. Starting with GIS and RS, it evolved into a much broader context, as GST expanded to include GPS and DC with new communication technologies and Internet applications. GST have been used around the world as a combination of tools and special techniques to make research, teaching, and learning more effective.

Contributors include  Joop van der Schee, Sarah Bednarz, Niem Tu Huynh, Thomas Jekel, Lara Bryant, Karl Donert, Tom Baker, Joseph Kerski, Reed Perkins, Jung Eun Hong, Bob Sharpe, Injeong Jo, Marsha Alibrandi, and several others.

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