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Professional Development:

Co-hosted by Retro Report, New American History, & GeoCivics, this webinar features resources for teaching about redistricting and gerrymandering in secondary classrooms as well as resources for higher education institutions.  Register here for this free November 10 webinar.

 

Important:

Review "How Maps Reshape American Politics" from The New York Times.  Redistricting Panel Series hosted by the American Association of Geographers offers insight in several states. Explore these videos to learn how states from Washington to Florida address drawing lines. 

Happening Now:
Wondering "whether increased accessibility of demographic data and geospatial tools will push official mapping processes to reflect more accurately the electorate in states across the country, or whether they will be manipulated to further skew district lines to favor one group"?  Read Rebecca Theobald's observations in Political Geography for one perspective.

REDISTRICTING RESOURCES FOR:

 

How can I participate in REDISTRICTING?

  1. UNDERSTAND the US Census and the process for apportionment and redistricting
  2. KNOW THE RULES - be knowledgeable about YOUR state’s redistricting process
  3. DISCUSS key criteria for drawing electoral districts
  4. EXPLAIN your community
  5. CREATE your own congressional districts using a free online mapping tool
  6. CRITIQUE existing maps
    • Upload a map that you or somebody else created on PlanScore.org
  7. SHARE your knowledge
    • Encourage your family and friends to be active participants in the redistricting process
Students exploring Ohio Giant Map and Flashes of Insight Activity
Where can I find details about the redistricting process in my state?

Please contact Rebecca Theobald in the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies for more information, or complete this form.

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