MAPPING HISTORY: HARNESSING THE POWER OF GIS FOR MAPPING RACIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL INEQUALITY¬
MAPPING HISTORY: HARNESSING THE POWER OF GIS FOR MAPPING RACIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL INEQUALITY
Wednesday, December 14, 2022
This three-hour professional development workshop will introduce educators to geographic information systems (GIS) and demonstrate how primary source documents, historical maps, and contemporary data from the U.S. Census, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Environmental Protection Agency can be harnessed to explore the lasting socio-economic, environmental, and health impacts of racial segregation. Upon completion, attendees will be equipped to use historical and geographic data to explore dimensions of inequality in their communities.
Teachers will receive dinner and a $50 stipend for their participation.
Open to all K-12 teachers in Virginia
Target audience: Middle and high school social studies teachers.
No prior GIS experience is required.
Free; registration is required.
This workshop is funded by the Virginia Geographic Alliance (VGA) and offered in conjunction with our exhibition Living Apart: Geography of Segregation in the 21st Century by Christopher Newport University Professor Dr. Johnny Finn.
Living Apart: Geography of Segregation in the 21st Century
Living Apart: Geography of Segregation in the 21st Century explores the ongoing impacts of our nation’s long history of housing discrimination.