Curriculum Modules

This will be an interactive space to find and share lesson ideas. For now, we are sharing some of the activities teachers and professors have been doing around GIS in classrooms.

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Linked Materials for Chicago Public Schools Mapping African American and Latino Migrations Unit

African American Migration in My Community

Chicago's African American Population

Chicago's Latino Population

CPS DBQ: Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X

Explore Geographic Representations: State vs. County Levels

Explore Geographic Representations: Shaded Area vs. Bubble Maps

Ferguson, MO

Seven Letters to the Chicago Defender

Story map for The Circuit

USA Changing African American population, 1910-2010

Warmth of Other Suns Activity

Waves of Immigration Activity, Part I

Waves of Immigration Activity, Part II

Formative Assessments for Chicago Public Schools Mapping African American and Latino Migrations Unit

Vocabulary Assessments

Rubrics

Summative Assessments for Chicago Public Schools Mapping African American and Latino Migrations Unit

Rubric for migration stories

Rubrics for final papers and final presentations

Migrations and census quiz

Migrations comparison table

Other Materials for Chicago Public Schools Mapping African American and Latino Migrations Unit

Geographic vocabulary list

Migration vocabulary list

Rubric for Observations and Inferences

Pilot Curriculum Modules (Beta Version)

Latino Migrations (College Level)

Describe Latino Migrations (Middle School)

The Black Community

The Great Migration

Immigration

The Civil Rights Movement


Materials for Migration Curriculum

Examples of Migrations Learning Objectives

Migration Images to Use in Class

Questions about Migrations

Migrant Factors Table

1850-2010 Census Questionnaire Forms and Instructions


Sample Maps for Migration Curriculum

Key Locations of the Civil Rights Movement (Google Map)

Migration map for The Circuit (Google map)

Map of 77 Chicago Community Areas (Google map)

 

News

March 23, 2015
NYT's new interactive Mapping Migrations tool shows where people in each state were born with data from 1900, 1950 and 2012!

March 20, 2015
Curriculum Modules Updates:
Latino Migrations (college level)

Describe Latino Populations (middle school)

Introduction to Reading Census Maps

March 1, 2015
Chicago Election Results in Relation to 2013 School Closings

February 27, 2015
GIS Map Shows Chicago Election Results

10 Steps for Using Social Explorer YouTube tutorial is here! Check it out here!

Featured Artifact
Cooper Center Racial Dot Map
One Dot Per Person: the Cooper Center's Racial Dot Map

The map displays one dot for each person residing in the United States at the location they were counted during the 2010 Census. Each dot is color-coded by the individual's race and ethnicity.