Mapping Our World: GIS Lessons for Educators ArcGIS Desktop Edition
By Anita M. Palmer, Christine L. Voigt, Lyn Malone, Eileen Napoleon, and Laura Feaster. ESRI Press, 2005. An ideal resource for introducing geographic information system (GIS) technology in the classroom, this book includes 19 complete GIS lesson plans, geographic data for all of the lessons, and a one-year license of ArcView® 9 software. The book features seven modules focusing on different geographic themes. Students can investigate each theme on three different levels depending on their level of GIS expertise: global perspective for first-time GIS students, regional case study for students with more ArcGIS experience, and advanced investigation for experienced ArcGIS users. Each GIS investigation is designed according to National Geography standards. Software requirements: The single-use ArcGIS Demo Edition software requires Microsoft Windows 2000®, Windows XP®, or Windows NT® (Service Pack 6a) operating system. Hardware requirements: Minimum 800 MHz processing speed; 256 MB RAM; 800 MB hard-disk space, including 50 MB on the operating system drive; an additional 340 MB hard-disk space is required for the exercise data. Paperback. 576 Pages.