GeoInquiries are short, standards-based inquiry activities for teaching map-based concepts found in commonly used textbooks. Using an inquiry instructional model, GeoInquiries integrate ArcGIS Online technology to support subject matter content teaching. Lessons include learning objectives, technical “how-to’s”, textbook references, and formative whole-class assessment items – all packed into one page. These activities are technology agnostic and can be delivered in a classroom with as little as a tablet and a projector. Any teacher can use a GeoInquiry, regardless of their prior experience with digital mapping tools. For questions or concerns, email

A simple search is available for all geoinquiry content as well as Mapping Our World and Thinking Spatially Using GIS.

GeoInquiry Collections

Earth Science
Middle school

US History
High school

Advanced Human Geography
High school

Grade 4 Interdisciplinary

Advanced Environmental Science
High school