DISCOVERING THE WORLD THROUGH GIS
Cedar Hill ISD and City of Cedar Hill Public Works Department
City of Cedar Hill GIS video available of CHISD website
City of Cedar Hill GIS video available to participating campuses
CHISD Administration and Principals will take selfies on November 18th and submit to Rasheed.
We will tweet pics of the participating students
Participating campuses received resources provided by the City of Cedar Hill Public Works Dept and will use resources from the GIS website.
Cedar Hill Collegiate Academy and Cedar Hill Collegiate High School
Teachers: Jordan Fletcher and Ashley Pierce
Students: 9th grade World Geography and 6th grade Science (200 students)
Activity: Students will participate in a “scavenger hunt” where they will be given clues that will take them to various locations around the school. Once students find the next clue they will plot a point on a map of the school indicating where they have found it. After the scavenger hunt students will return to class where teachers will relate how finding valuable information and plotting it on their map is similar to GIS. GIS uses information such as population, political boundaries, and physical features to create maps that serve the public in various ways. For instance, these maps may assist a city in zoning new developments during urban planning. (For 9th graders this will tie into a previous lesson on urban sprawl.)
Cedar Hill High School at the Ninth Grade Center
Teacher: Jeffrey Ellis
Students: World Geography (120 students)
Activity: Students will create population pyramid using images from Google Street. Students will also look at maps of the Syrian refugee crisis.