Lesson & Project Ideas

Lesson & Project Ideas

GIS Lessons

  • 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.

  • GeoInquiries
    GeoInquiries™ are short, standards-based inquiry activities for teaching map-based content found in commonly used textbooks. Each activity is designed using a common inquiry model and can be presented quickly from a single computer and projector or modified for students’ hands-on engagement. Collections of 15-20 activities per topic complement your curriculum throughout the year.

  • UEN Lessons
    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.

GPS Lessons


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