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Discover map infused lessons to teach history

Discover how you can use GIS to engage your students in history! Try our map infused lessons that enable your students to understand and analyze a historical event.

History happened somewhere, and  ArcGIS Online is a great way to visualize and gain a deeper understanding of historical events, people and places. Using maps and apps, students can learn about important moments from the past and make connections to the present. Explore history lessons that we have developed:

Canadian History Lessons

Canadian and World History Lessons

Use ArcGIS Online to discover the important locations and the progress of the Canadian forces outlined on a map of the Vimy Ridge battleground.

Other History Resources

Galleries and Activities – These include apps such as story maps that highlight historical events.

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About the Author

Angela Alexander is a K-12 Education Resource Developer on the Esri Canada Education and Research team. She has over six years of experience working with educators across Canada. Angela is responsible for producing geographic information system (GIS) and curriculum specific resources, conducting and creating custom workshops for educators and judging and developing the question for the annual GIS Skills Ontario competition in Waterloo, Ontario. Angela has a Bachelor’s degree in Geography and Sociology from the University of Western Ontario and completed the Applied Digital Geography and GIS certificate program at Ryerson University.

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