Community Geography: GIS in Action Teacher's Guide (Paperback)

Lyn Malone, Anita M Palmer, Christine Voigt, Anita M. Palmer

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This companion to Community Geography: GIS in Action provides the ?how-to? for teachers seeking to use the book in their classrooms. Fifteen middle school and high school companion lesson plans include:

  • Correlation to national geography, science, and technology standards
  • Required materials and estimated time of completion
  • Authentic assessments
  • Answer keys
  • Lesson introductions and conclusions
  • Teacher tips
  • Evaluation rubrics
  • Answer Keys

    ?I can?t tell you enough how much we appreciate teachers like Anita, Lyn, and Christine and the thousands of other teachers across the country like them who are at the very cutting edge in bringing geography and these new technologies into the classroom, in a useful and teacher-friendly way,? writes Gilbert Grosvenor, National Geographic Society Chairman, in the foreword to the Teacher?s Guide.

    Lyn Malone is a consultant specializing in the educational application of spatial technologies. She is based in Rhode Island. She is the co-author of Mapping Our World: GIS Lessons for Educators and Community Geography: GIS in Action Teacher's Guide.

    Anita M. Palmer is an educational technology consultant based in Texas. She is the co-author of Mapping Our World: GIS Lessons for Educators and Community Geography: GIS in Action Teacher's Guide.

    Christine L. Voigt is a technology coordinator in Texas. She is the co-author of Mapping Our World: GIS Lessons for Educators and Community Geography: GIS in Action Teacher's Guide.

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    Table of Contents:

    Module 1: The GIS basics
    Lesson: Explore and label community features for a city visitors map
    On your own
    Module 2: Reducing crime
    Lesson: Geocode crime data to map and analyze robbery hotspots
    On your own
    Module 3: Mapping weeds
    Lesson: Use GIS to map a leafy spurge infestation and compute its area
    On your own
    Module 4: Tracking water quality
    Lesson: Analyze Turtle River data to identify locations for fish habitat restoration
    On your own
    Module 5: Investigating point-source pollution
    Lesson: Map, query, and analyze neighborhood data to identify high-risk landfills
    On your own
    Module 6: Getting kids to school
    Lesson: Use buffers to identify eligible school bus riders
    On your own
    Module 7: Managing the community forest
    Lesson: Map and query a tree inventory to find hazardous trees
    On your own
    Module 8: Selecting the right location
    Lesson: Using site analysis to develop a wildlife area management plan
    On your own
    References and resources
    Correlation to National Geography Standards
    Correlation to National Science and Technology Standards
    Answer keys