Lesson & Project Ideas
Mapping Our World Module for ArcGIS Online
Mapping Our World is the second book in the Our World GIS Education book series. Updated teacher and student materials and project files are available for free download. Materials are available for both ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS for Desktop 10.
ArcLessons is a resource for you to share lessons for using GIS in the classroom. You can browse a list of lessons by category or use the search tools to find lessons in your area of interest. You also can contribute your Lessons or LessonPaks to ArcLessons for other educators to use.
UEN has added some GIS lessons to their Lesson Plan database.
TOXMAP: Resources for Teachers
The TOXMAP teachers’ page provides information, resources and lessons for learning more about environmental health and toxic chemicals.
State Interactivity Puzzle
Online web games teach the geography of The United States of America. Enjoy travel more by learning before you go.
Topo Bingo - PDF
This exercise is intended to familiarize students with topographic maps, the symbols used on them, and some basic topographic features. It can be used as an entertaining introduction to topo maps or as an assessment tool to see how well students know maps. The techniques discussed below can be used to adapt the game from beginning to advanced levels.
Firewise in the Classroom Project
The "Firewise Communities: Reducing the Risk of Wildfire" curriculum was created for formal and informal educators who would like to explore geography and new technologies while conducting a Firewise Assessment with 6th to 12th grade youth.
GIS Career & Education Awareness
This site has GIS Career Learning modules to help students understand GIS skills and how they can be used in a career in GIS.
Deliverance of Dancing Bears - Using GIS in a Primary Classroom
Elementary Students make a Bear Sanctuary using GIS.
UEN GPS Lessons
UEN has added some GPS lessons to their Lesson Plan database.
- Learning with GPS
Lessons from the Science Spot