March 3 Workshop

Historical Maps 2.0: Using GIS in the Classroom to Promote Historical Thinking

Sugar River Professional Development Center  

Stevens High School  Claremont, NH    March 3   8:30 - 3:00

Workshop Fee: $150

This workshop will provide an overview of online sources of historical maps and how to create and use maps to develop end enhance historical thinking skills. Compare before and after scenarios, mark change over time in a series of maps, give a tour of places/features with shared characteristics, explore a particular problem in depth. This workshop will explore the basics of building storymaps and the different ways to display your information using publicly accessible Story Maps.

All participants should bring a laptop.

Workshop Leader: Jennifer Thompson

Grades 6-8 ELA/Social Studies, Unity Elementary


8:00-8:30: Welcome and Introductions

8:30-9:00: Overview of GIS and its application to history

9:00-9:30: Finding sources at the Library of Congress for historical maps to promote historical thinking and student engagement

9:30-9:45: Break

9:45-10:00: Educator cohorts throughout NH and VT that provide training in using GIS in the classroom

10:00-11:00: ArcGIS for Educators orientation

11:00-12:00: What is a story map and how to create one in ArcGIS

12:00-12:30: Lunch

12:30-1:15: Independent exploration of GIS and ArcGIS resources

1:15-1:30: Break

1:30-2:30: Independent work time

2:30-3:00: Q&A session and wrap-up

Links to presentation and handouts:

Evaluation Link:

Flow of History,
Mar 3, 2016, 5:52 AM
Flow of History,
Mar 3, 2016, 5:52 AM
Flow of History,
Mar 3, 2016, 5:52 AM
Flow of History,
Mar 3, 2016, 5:53 AM