Paper maps have given way to interactive digital maps that engage students with content. Students in social studies, science, literature, and math classes use online maps to gain deeper understanding and build critical thinking skills. ArcGIS Online users learn anywhere, anytime, on any connected device.
Esri Schools Program
Our future depends on youth ready to address challenges large and small. The Esri Schools Program provides teachers with resources that engage students, preparing them to understand complex issues through a geographic approach.
What you can do
GIS and schools | Education for a brighter future
What is the right teaching strategy for tech-savvy teens concerned about their community?
GeoInquiries are short, standards-based inquiry activities for teaching content found in commonly used textbooks via an online map. Collections of 15–20 activities per subject area enhance your curriculum throughout the year.
Each GeoInquiry has an interactive digital map you can present quickly from a single computer and projector, or provide to students for hands-on engagement.
Each activity is designed using a common inquiry model and is tied to popular textbooks. Companion student worksheets are available.
No login or installation
GeoInquiries work in a browser on any device connected to the internet. Use them on Chromebooks, tablets, and laptops without any software installations.
10 subject areas
There are 15–20 activities for each subject area—social studies, science, and more. Upper elementary through high school and college classes can engage with a thousand datasets.
Free software for instruction
Ready to create, save, and share maps? Teachers, students, and mentors can create a free ArcGIS account to access software at no cost.