This is a pretty neat opportunity for those who are into GIS in their classroom.
-ML ------ Forwarded Message From: Charlie Fitzpatrick <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> Date: Mon, 1 Oct 2001 09:36:02 -0500 Subject: [EdGIS] ESRI US Community Atlas ESRI's US Community Atlas has opened for its third year. Classes in K-12 schools are encouraged to compose a profile of their community, consisting of 10-20 maps (in GIF or JPG format) and 1000-2500 words (in HTML documents). After constructing and testing their group project, classes post the files on the ESRI Community Atlas web site, and create an entry in a searchable database. http://www.esri.com/communityatlas The Community Atlas is a great opportunity for teachers in science, social studies, English or language arts, and technology! This year, classes can choose between three main types of projects: general community profile, local conservation issue, or a historically focused presentation. Each arena offers broad flexibility, and suggestions are listed on the "Details" page of the web site. As before, classes earn GIS software for their school when they submit complete projects. One software award per school can be earned for complete projects submitted before December 21, 2001, and a second award per school for complete projects submitted by May 17, 2002. Participants should look carefully at the details on the Community Atlas web site, and note especially the Model Projects from the first two years (one from middle school, one from high school). All complete projects from the past are visible, and the Model Projects show how good cartography, strong analysis, and very basic HTML can form a compelling story. Teachers wanting to discuss strategies for tackling the Community Atlas will also find an opportunity on ESRI's Online K12 Forum: http://www.esri.com/k12forum Charlie ----- Charlie Fitzpatrick ESRI Schools & Libraries 1305 Corporate Center Drive, Suite 250 St. Paul, MN 55121-1204 USA phone: 651/994-0823 x.8349 fax: 651/454-0705 email: [EMAIL PROTECTED] http://www.esri.com/k-12 = info on GIS in schools http://www.esri.com/communityatlas = special project http://www.esri.com/arclessons = GIS Lesson repository http://www.gisday.com = GIS Day, Nov.14, 2001 ____________________________________________________________________________ _ Educational Applications of GIS If you should have any questions or suggestions regarding this online forum, please contact Harold McWilliams <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> To send a response to the list, send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED] To unsubscribe or change your subscription options, please visit https:[EMAIL PROTECTED] ____________________________________________________________________________ _ ------ End of Forwarded Message -- This is the CPS Science Teacher List. To unsubscribe, send a message to <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> For more information: <http://home.sprintmail.com/~mikelach/subscribe.html>. To search the archives: <http://www.mail-archive.com/science%40lists.csi.cps.k12.il.us/>