Author:
Bryan Fuller
Subject:
Geography, Political Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab, Data Set
Level:
Community College / Lower Division
Tags:
GIS, Geographic Information Systems, Gerrymandering, Political Science
License:
Creative Commons Attribution
Language:
English
Media Formats:
Downloadable docs

Exploring Gerrymandering in Maryland with GIS

Exploring Gerrymandering in Maryland with GIS

Overview

This activity will take students through the steps of visualizing Maryland's Congressional districts and calucalting the Polsby-Popper Test and interpreting the results using GIS with the ArcMap software application. 

This documents contains the instructors guide to  the  "Exploring Gerrymandering in Maryland with GIS" activity. 

Contents:

  • Information about the scope and content of the activity
  • Recommended readings
  • Activity Questions

Exploring Gerrymandering in Maryland with GIS Instructors Guide

This activity will lead students through the steps of caluclating Polsby-Popper Test score for Maryland and interpreting the results using GIS with the ArcMap software application. 

This documents contains the instructors guide to  the  "Exploring Gerrymandering in Maryland with GIS" activity. 

Contents:

  • Information about the scope and content of the activity
  • Recommended readings
  • Activity Questions

Exploring Gerrymandering in Maryland with GIS Activity

This Section contains the Exploring Gerrymandering in Maryland with GIS Activity for ArcMap instructions for students and the geodatabase.

Students will earn how to : 

  • Visualize the Maryland Congressional Districts
  • Calculate the Polsby-Popper Test
  • Compare and Interprest Results