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The where and why of voting

The embedded Esri Story Map below compares the percentage of registered voters who turned out to vote in the November 4, 2014 General Election in Capital Township in Springfield Illinois to median household income and median age. Among the many items on the ballot was the Governor’s race between Pat Quinn and Bruce Rauner. The election data for this project was found on the Sangamon County Clerk website, http://sangamoncountyclerk.com/. The precinct boundaries were downloaded from ArcGIS Online. The following is a link to a YouTube video shows step-by-step how to put your own election data into a map https://youtu.be/i-RUYQr1ZY0

GeoInquiries for the Social Studies/ Earth Science Classroom

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GeoInquiries are easy-to-use instructional resources combining traditional social studies topics with interactive maps. Each of the 45 GeoInquiries has been developed & field-tested by educators. These 15-minute activities may be presented from a single computer/projector. No installation, fees, or logins are necessary. http://edcommunity.esri.com/Resources/Collections/geoinquiries