What is a Gerrymander?

Lesson Duration

From the Esri GeoInquiries collection for Government

Students will analyze the connection between congressional districts and population, and assess the fairness of the congressional districts in representing the general will of the people.

  • Why do shapes of congressional districts vary from state to state?
  • What is the connection between population and district size?
  • How can gerrymandering be recognized?
  • How do party politics affect the drawing of districts?
  • How do different states draw their congressional districts?

GeoInquiries™ are short, standards-based inquiry activities for teaching map-based content. This fifteen-minute activity does not require a login to or installation of ArcGIS Online.

Go to: https://www.esri.com/content/dam/esrisites/en-us/media/pdf/geoinquiries/government/7-gerrymander-government-geoinquiry.pdf




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