Recognizing the many ways GIS can enhance classroom teaching, VGA assembled a team of practicing teachers to create a series of best practice historical GIS Story Maps. The goal of this collection, Placing Primary Sources, is to provide K-16 teachers with interactive and dynamic classroom materials that highlight the role that geography played in shaping key events and episodes of American History.
Developed by teachers for teachers, each story map contains carefully selected primary sources that are embedded into a multi-layered ArcGIS Online Story Map. A Teacher’s Guide and Student Guide that follow the inquiry process accompany each Story Map.
Chris Bunin, Albemarle High School, Project Director
Project made possible with support from the Virginia Geographic Alliance, The Teaching with Primary Sources Eastern Region, and Esri (Environment Science Research Institute).