SEE ALSO: ArcGIS Online (Secondary). ArcGIS (Elementary) is a geographic information system that supports the elementary social studies curricula in the areas of human and physical environment, mapping, and critical thinking. It allows students to create, access, and analyse maps, analyse layers of data, and compile information. It could be used for basic mapping assignments, small group work, and examination of social, political, and environmental aspects of Canadian geography and history. As the resource is technically and linguistically complex, it is best suited to independent work for students in grades 5-7 with strong cognitive and language skills. With teacher guidance, it could provide opportunities to develop critical thinking and communication skills. Log in to read the full review.