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
- Mapping Canadian Confederation
- The History of the Acadians in Canada
- The Red River and Northwest Rebellions
- Rush for Gold in British Columbia
- History in My Community
- Mapping a Soldier’s Story
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
New to ArcGIS Online? Sign up for an account at k12.esri.ca/#access.
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.More Content by Angela Alexander