GIS Educational Resources

GIS Day GIS Day will be held during Geography Awareness Week. Since 1987, the National Geographic Society has sponsored Geography Awareness Week to promote geographic literacy in schools, communities, and organizations, with a focus on the education of children. GIS Day is a grassroots event that formalizes the practice of geographic information systems (GIS) users and vendors of opening their doors to schools, businesses, and the general public to showcase real-world applications of this important technology.

KANGIS News Sites
A GIS for Schools news site. It changes each week and covers several areas of GIS in education and the real world. Check back often.

Secondary Education Projects  During the multi-year SEP, the NCGIA facilitated dialogue between interested parties; collected, developed, and reviewed GIS instructional materials; pooled information on current and pending GIS activities in the schools; communicated this information; and provided specific activities that increase teacher and student awareness of GIS and that encourage the development of appropriate GIS instructional materials for the schools.

NPS Travel Itineraries Not a GIS idea, but would work great with GPS and GIS. "As our list of Travel Itineraries grows every month, the historic destinations you can visit online or in person are virtually endless! Each itinerary is a self-guided tour to historic places listed in the National Register. Spotlighting different geographic regions and themes across the country, National Register Travel Itineraries expose you to a huge variety of places significant in American history, architecture, archeology, engineering, and culture".

Using Historical Places to Teach History - Historic places have powerful and provocative stories to tell. As witnesses to the past, they recall the events that shaped history and the people who faced those situations and issues. Places make connections across time that give them a special ability to create an empathetic understanding

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