Digging Deeper Into History with GIS

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This presentation contains information and examplese of how Geographic Information Systems (GIS) can be effectively used to teach about historical events, people, issues, and patterns. (1) What is GIS, and why and how can it be used to teach history? (2) What are the 2 main ways in which GIS can be used in instruction? (3) What are the Best Practices in use to teach history with GIS? (4) Where can I go from here in my GIS journey? Examples include web-GIS (National Atlas, David Rumsey, Social Explorer, and others to examine the Mayans, historical migrations, urbanization, and more) and desktop GIS (to examine Lewis and Clark's expedition, Magellan, the largest cities for the past 2000 years, and population change in the USA).

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