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November 13, 2013

Using Online GIS Census Data Maps To Teach About Social Issues

Co-Sponsors: UIC Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy
                      UIC American Migrations Project
                      UIC Learning Sciences Research Institute

When: Wednesday November 13, 11:00 - 12:00 and 12:00 - 1:00
Where: Grant Hall, Room 304

Series: cosponsored Cosponsored

 

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Interactive maps and the U.S. Census have a lot to contribute to classroom conversations about history and society, both in local communities and nationally. These powerful tools can be used for teaching a variety of topics, course subjects, and content areas that deal with populations, demographics, and economics. UIC’s American Migrations Project is a resource to support instructors and students in using these interactive maps to study African American and Latino migrations that have shaped American history. Examples of curriculum resources and teaching ideas will be shared in these two sessions, so if you can't make it to one, hopefully you can make it to the other!

 

Topics will include:
  • How to use online U.S. census maps to foster discussions in your classroom
  • How to contextualize migration histories and policy discussions with maps and data
  • How to illustrate migration patterns over time