Historical Maps 2.0: Using GIS in the Classroom to Promote Historical Thinking
Sugar River Professional Development Center
- March 3 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
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 story maps and the different ways to display your information using publicly accessible Story Maps.
Southeast Vermont Learning Collaborative,
- March 29 8:30 - 3:00
Large-scale current events are rooted in historical patterns of human adaptability. After a presentation about human response to major weather events in the past, participants will explore relevant primary sources and learn how to find primary sources at the Library of Congress website, using climate change as an example. They will have work time to explore the LOC and begin developing a classroom activity on a grade-appropriate topic.