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Content and Tech Based Geospatial Resources
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Intro to Geospatial Videos
- A GeoInquiry is a 15-minute, pre-built activity designed by Esri Education that allows teachers to cover required content using a free, online, interactive map. The activities are standards-based and closely follow the map concepts taught in leading U.S. textbooks.
- Esri’s GeoInquiries are meant to be a short introduction into pertinent content using the interactive ArcGIS Online maps and data while exciting students about the world around them. Consider using them in different experiential settings: one computer with projector class discussion or one-to-one activity for students.
- They can be modified to reflect different instructional settings. If the teacher would rather tailor the GeoInquiry with different questions, download then edit the document in Microsoft Word 2013 or newer, to create custom student worksheets!
- Because they are published under Creative Commons, they can be loaded to the school or district learning management system such as Edmodo, Blackboard, Portals, or Google Classroom. A flipped classroom setting is perfect for this type of experience. Assign students the GeoInquiry for investigating prior to a class discussion or further investigation.
ArcGIS Online Maps Ready-to-Use
- Countries, States and Counties: good for local, regional or national projects
- Street map and live traffic: normal city projects
- Rivers and landscape relief: great for watershed projects
- USA Topographic maps: will appear once you’ve zoomed in
- U.S. Soils, Crops and Boundaries: good agriculture projects (Important: need to be logged into your Organization to use this data)
- Some starting data for climate projects: agricultural, imagery, precipitation, temps, drought (Important: need to be logged into your Organization to use this data)
- Combined layers from which you can remove what you don’t want: turn layers on and off by clicking the box to the left of the layer (Important: need to be logged into your Organization to use this data)
- Boston Public Library – Leventhal Map Center Teacher Page
- David Rumsey Historical Maps on ArcGIS Online
- World Globe Historical Images – 1790, 1812
- United States, U.S. Northwest – 1786, 1816, 1823, 1862, 1879
- Random Cities – Click the middle button at the top of the Legend pane to display layers
- New York 1836
- Washington 1851
- San Francisco 1859
- Chicago 1869
- Denver 1879
- Los Angeles 1880
- Yosemite 1883
- John Snow’s Cholera activity – National Geographic John Snow Cholera Activity
Video – Create a Survey123 Web survey
Video – Create a Data Table from Template
Video – Add data table to ArcGIS Online and Smart Map