i'm putting a project together for my 9th graders - it's a hybrid course we created called 'challenge' b/c it's base don the challenge based learning framework.
anyway, part of the goals is to intro them to GIS maps as a tool/vehicle for visualizing data. i'm using a couple of geoinquiries for an intro (the black death and the slowing malaria) but as part of this project i also am going to have them create their own GIS map and, ultimately, a story map.
i'm just not totally sure what i want the GIS map to focus on. i mean, i definitely want it to be COVID 19 related, but, like a geoinquiry, i'd want them to do more than just add a layer (i've explored many great available layers and am very grateful for them). that's a place to start, for sure, but i'm wondering if anyone has any thoughts on where to take it from there. again, keeping in mind it's remote learning with freshmen.
the project details can be found HERE if anyone is curious/interested.
thanks for any feedback.