Spatial History Powered by GeoBeast

Tuesday 1:30 Room A-1

Presenter: Patrick Womac, University of Maine

Connecting geography, history, and language arts, we developed a spatial history tool. This application allows students to geotag local history in a shared database. GeoBeast will be piloted with k-12 students in fall 2016. Students will collect local history which is at risk of being forgotten—often buried in special collections, microfiche, or in their grandparents’ attics. Working with preservice teachers, they will retell these stories and catalogue them spatially on GeoBeast’s shared open-source platform.

Target Audience

  • Middle School
  • High School
  • College
  • Teacher Training

Subject Area

  • U.S. History
  • Geography
  • Multidisciplinary