Understanding Place: GIS and Mapping Across the Curriculum

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ESRI, Inc., 2007 - Education - 282 pages
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"Geographic information system (GIS) software is a powerful tool for teaching and learning, one that enriches traditional classrooms in a surprising number of subjects. In Understanding Place: GIS and Mapping across the Curriculum, edited by Diana Stuart Sinton and Jennifer J. Lund, educators describe GIS-based teaching, learning, analysis, and research across the range of a liberal arts and sciences curriculum. Their stories show GIS in the natural sciences, the social sciences, and the arts and humanities, including archaeology, anthropology, biology, geology, history, musicology, political science, religion, and sociology. Outside the traditional classroom, GIS can help build campus-community collaborations"--Page [4] of cover.

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Diana Stuart Sinton
What is GIS? A very brief description for the newly curious
Teaching students to think spatially using
About that G in GIS 19
GIS case studies in the curriculum
GIS and spatial thinking in the arts humanities and languages 223
Mapping our architectural heritage 237
Exploring pluralism and diversity 249
Mapping music and musicians 259
Redistricting for justice and power 129
Topical crossreference 284

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