AP Human Geography

GeoInquiries are short, standards-based inquiry activities for teaching map-based concepts found in commonly used textbooks. All that is required is an internet connection for educators and students to access and interact with web maps; no login is required unless students wish to save their work. Over a dozen Geoinquiries for AP Human Geography have been developed so far, to explore a range of topics, listed below.

Geoinquries can also be "localized" for students using web maps from the Wyoming Student Atlas. A recent study has shown that the capability for a student to zoom in on a map and explore familiar, local context (such as their state or even their town) and then zoom out to explore larger contexts at a regional or global scale provides an advantage in engaging the student with specific themes. 

ESRI Geoinquiry activities which can be used "as is" or customized to your specific lesson plan or localized with web maps from the Wyoming Student Atlas.

Unit 1: Nature and It’s Perspectives

Unit 2: Population & Migration

Unit 3: Cultural Patterns & Processes

Unit 4: Political Organization of Space

Unit 5: Agriculture, Foodways, & Rural Land Use

Unit 6: Industrialization & Economic Development

Unit 7: Cities & Urban Land Use

Please contact Margo Berendsen (mberends@uwyo.edu) if you would like to see additional geoinquiries localized for Wyoming!