Civil War Era History & GIS | 2015

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US history and GISCivil War Era History & GIS
Aug 13th

Summary:
This workshop will provide teachers with GIS skills and effective lessons to use in a U.S. History classroom, with a summer institute focus on Civil War–era history. Learn how to begin introducing GIS to your classroom, and master specific skills which allow GIS to be used most effectively to teach history. Discover ready-made history lessons available through ArcGIS Online—free for NH educators—and learn to collect and create your own historic data layers. Receive specific instruction in building Story Map map tours and journals through an opportunity to visit the 7th Annual Living History Event in Hillsborough, New Hampshire, on August 15–16.

Topics:
Event and battles of the border area near Washington, D.C. will be covered. GIS analysis of causes and effects of the Civil War will be examined. Image manipulation, geo-tagging and on-line storage will be a specific instructional focus, as needed for the creation of storymap maptours and journals, inspired by visits to a Civil War Re-enactment Event.

Goodies:
All GeoPriSM participants attending this institute will receive a $100 stipend 
*NH teachers not participating in GeoPrisM may be eligible for the stipend if this is the first GIS institute they have attended. 
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Cost:
Non-credit: Free
CEU: Free (1 credit through Keene State College)
Credit: ~$220 (1 credit undergrad or grad through Keene State College)

Logistics:
August 13, 8:30am to 4:30pm

Hopkinton Middle High School, Contoocook, NH

Registration:
All participants should [click here to register]

For more information:
Bob Woolner [rwoolner@sau66.org]