I'm a Student

Student

I'm a Student

A student completes the ArcGIS Online Redistricting Exercise of his state.

  • Watch this video to make sure you understand the US Census. 
  • Think about apportionment in terms of ice cream. Imagine that you have one giant tub of ice cream. Every single person in the United States wants to eat some of your ice cream. So, it is up to you to decide how many scoops of ice cream to give each state, based on that states' total population size.
  • Watch this video and begin thinking about redistricting and gerrymandering in terms of slicing a pizza.
  • Draw your community on Representable.org
  • Watch all of the short video clips on this website
  • Play The Redistricting Game!
  • Practice drawing maps using DistrictR, Dave’s Redistricting App, District Builder, or another geospatial technology.  
  • Know who your elected representatives are at the federal, state, and local levels. Visit GovTrack.us to explore the shapes of district boundaries and find out who your representative in Congress is. 
  • Investigate the activities for your state in State Resources.

Rules of Pizza Slicing

 

Gerrymandered Pizza