Ethiopia Fulbright Hays Lesson Plans: Geographic Information System by Erin Towns

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Lesson Plans, Unit Plans, Modules
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Social Studies
AP Human Geography

Sodo, Ethiopia
Erin Towns, a seventeen year veteran classroom teacher, utilizes geospatial technology and visuals from Sodo, Ethiopia to teach students and educators about geographic concepts of community space. This interactive series of lessons takes students and teachers on a visual journey through Sodo, Ethiopia while teaching them to how to use basic ArcGIS Online mapping tools. Students are asked to map local community spaces and compare them with ones found in Sodo, Ethiopia.
This lesson can be included in any social studies course dedicated to increasing technological literacy and historical and contemporary content about Eastern Africa.