Geographic information systems can help learners of all ages understand the world around them. GIS helps students and educators engage in studies that promote critical thinking, integrated learning, and multiple intelligences at any grade.
In classrooms around the world, educators are using GIS to study geography, earth science, history, math, language arts, and more. Students can engage in important career and technical education (CTE) at the same time that they build a background in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. Service learning and field-based research activities help students be active in their communities and address local problems large and small.
Find out more about activities and resources for students.
These documents explore the incorporation of GIS and geographic concepts in the classroom:
GIS in Action
Read case studies that show how educators use GIS as a tool for academic instruction.
Visit the Community Atlas, where teachers and students across the country post descriptions and maps of their communities.
Explore various demos, literature, and books.