One of a series of inquiry-based activities that teach social studies/science concepts and geospatial skills using My World GIS software, designed for K-12+ students.


6 - 12


Geography, Physical Geography, Social Studies, U.S. History

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This project is part of Investigating Your World With My World GIS, a set of activities designed for use with My World GIS software. Each activity was developed by an active curriculum developer and user of My World GIS in K-12 and higher education. The set of activities was designed to span a range of curricular areas and grade levels and to use the powerful features of My World GIS to help students learn key content and practice spatial problem solving. To access the full set of activities and project overview, go to

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The audio, illustrations, photos, and videos are credited beneath the media asset, except for promotional images, which generally link to another page that contains the media credit. The Rights Holder for media is the person or group credited.

Steven Branting
Daniel Edelson, Vice President, National Geographic Education
Anne Haywood, Program Consultant, Environmental & Geographic Education, Geographic Education Consultant
Robert Kolvoord, Professor, James Madison University, James Madison University
Betsy Youngman, Science Education Consultant, Science Education Consultant
Last Updated

October 19, 2023

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