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Red States, Blue States: Electoral Strategy Behind the Map

This resource will enable students to: enhance their understanding of the US Presidential election using a visual, map-based approach; deconstruct the simple red state/blue state dichotomy used by the mass media; improve their geographic information literacy; identify patterns and trends that impact the election process; discover quantitative data sources that are useful for political and social analysis; and explore different election scenarios with an interactive map. This resource will enable faculty to supplement and enhance instruction about the upcoming election with materials to integrate into their course work, and help students conceptualize the election in a visual format. Maps for the project were designed in ArcGIS 9.2 using the US Census Bureau's Generalized Cartographic... Show More


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Sally Robertson
Sally Robertson (Librarian)
11 years ago
Excellent resource for political science and geography. Interactive.