Instructor resources

Guided activities

Geoinquries are short, standards-based inquiry activities for teaching concepts found in commonly used science and social studies textbooks, using interactive maps to make the activity place-based. 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. Instructions are also included  to "localize" the activity 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.

Instructor guides for grades 6-8 geoinquiry activities

Instructor guides for AP Human Geography geoinquiry activities

Consider creating a one minute video sharing how you've used these materials (or any other use of ArcGIS Online) to win $500 at the ESRI K12 Teacher Video Challenge.

Printable maps

A series of  printable maps of Wyoming which can be printed as workshseets for students to label counties, cities, landforms, major rivers and waterbodies. More detailed maps for each county in Wyoming are also available.