The Wyoming Student Atlas is available as a soft cover book, as a digital flipbook, and as a series of  science or social studies Web-based interactive story maps which can be used in lesson plans either as self-guided or instructor-guided activities. 

The Wyoming Student Atlas helps Wyoming's students learn about the human, physical, cultural, and historical geography of their state, while increasing critical thinking skills and spatial awareness. The Wyoming Student Atlas was produced by the Wyoming Geographic Information Science Center (WyGISC) in partnership with UW’s Department of Geography and the Wyoming Geographic Alliance. The Atlas was published November, 2014,  and is in its third printing (December, 2016). Hard copies can be ordered from the Wyoming Geographic AllianceLicense: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0

Margo Berendsen, Wyoming Geographic Information Science Center, mberends@uwyo.edu, 307-766-6649 or or the Wyoming Geographic Alliance, wga@uwyo.edu, 307-766-3213
News and updates: 
July 2021: A new social studies story map on Northeastern Wyoming and the Black Hills is available. Based on Wyoming's updated Social Studies Standard 2 - Culture and Cultural Diversity
June 2020: A new social studies story map on Broken Treaties is available, with a lesson plan coming soon. Based on Social Studies Standards SS8.1.3, 8.5.2 and 8.4.1
January 2020: The story map on Indigenous Tribes of Wyoming has been updated to align it more closely to Wyoming's updated Social Studies Standards SS8.1.3, 8.5.2 and 8.4.1
June 2019: The story map on Wyoming's Wildlife and Species Richness has been expanded to align it more closely to Wyoming Science Standard MS-LS2-5 (middle school) relating to biodiversity.   Updates have also been made for the Natural Hazards guided activity and Comparing Wyoming and Mars guided activity for middle school students. More activities and lesson plans are available under the Instructor Resources tab. 

We'd love your feedback on the Wyoming Student Atlas, both the paper version and the online version.  

The Wyoming Geographic Alliance also has many lesson plans based on standards and activities using the giant Wyoming floor maps. 



Subscribe to Wyoming Atlas Project RSS