Geography

Hop Aboard to Mexico City


Join TCI to experience a lesson that explores spatial inequality. You’ll "travel" to four neighborhoods in Mexico City. Ultimately, you'll write a newspaper article describing the extreme inequalities you observed.

Time: 
Fri, 11/21/2014 - 9:00am - 9:55am
Presenters: 

Bert Bower, TCI, Mountain View, CA

Room: 
110
session id: 
160
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Social Studies Model Curriculum


Fifty-five Missouri educators have developed a Model Curriculum in social studies, which includes the four major content areas of economics, geography, government, and history--both world and U.S. The major goal behind the units is to give districts models they can use when revising their social studies curriculum. This presentation will explain the process and components to the curriculum. The units are aligned with the Grade-Level and Course-Level Expectations and with the English Language Arts Literacy Standards for social studies.   --> read more »

Time: 
Sat, 11/23/2013 - 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Presenters: 

Bill Gerling, Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Jefferson City, MO

Room: 
121
session id: 
1030
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Using Dual-Encoding and GIS to Advance History and Geography Education in the K-12 Classroom


2012 Grant for the Enhancement of Geographic Literacy Award Recipient
The presenter will discuss a local professional development activity that engages social studies teachers in the importance of maps and graphics in teaching history. An introduction to ArcGIS On-line provides teachers with the ability to make their own maps.

Time: 
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 10:05am - 11:00am
Presenters: 

John Harrington, Jr., Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS

Room: 
120
session id: 
1014
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Continent on a Basketball Court? Exploring a NatGeo Giant Map


Get inspired to go global! Join a skilled educator to use one of National Geographic’s Giant Traveling Maps. Experience the innovative activities and learn how to expand your school’s geo-literacy.

Time: 
Sun, 11/24/2013 - 8:00am - 10:00am
Presenters: 

Jane Hundley, Lexington Public Schools, Lexington, MA, US

Room: 
229
session id: 
620
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Continuity and Change: The Mississippi River and Professional Development


Veteran teachers from the length of the Mississippi River will provide hands-on strategies and lesson plans for teaching about the peoples, places, economies, and environments along this historic river.

Time: 
Sun, 11/24/2013 - 8:00am - 10:00am
Presenters: 

Paul Nagel, Social Studies Curriculum Writer, Natchitoches, LA, US; David Rutherford, University of Mississippi, University, MS, US; Jenny Shorten, Evangelical Christian School, Cordova, TN, US; Jeffery Woodward, Melrose - Mindoro High School, Melrose, WI, US

Room: 
241
session id: 
423
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Poster Session-Getting Your Students to THINK!


Frustrated that your middle school students struggle to form opinions or strategic thinking? Come for ready-made lessons and strategies to help your students extend their thinking through social justice issues.

Time: 
Sat, 11/23/2013 - 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Presenters: 

Leslie Creath, Willard Middle School, Willard, MO, US

Room: 
America's Ballroom Lobby
session id: 
284
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Poster Session-Geospatial Technology Facilitates English Learners’ Investigations through Language Use


Geospatial technology supports geographic inquiry and spatial thinking expressed through language arts. Integrate CCSS with 2012 Geography and English Language Development Standards to successfully engage English Language Learners. Materials provided.

Time: 
Sat, 11/23/2013 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Presenters: 

Sarah A. Coppersmith, University of Missouri-St. Louis, St. Louis, MO, US; Jerol B. Enoch, University of Missouri-St. Louis, St. Louis, MO, US

Room: 
America's Ballroom Lobby
session id: 
487
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Poster Session-The Earth From (Near) Space: Geography and the Common Core


We demonstrate how to employ visually-based geographic representations from a hands-on project for pre-service teachers to create curricular materials that integrate the National Geography Standards with the Common Core.

Time: 
Sat, 11/23/2013 - 10:30am - 11:30am
Presenters: 

Annalee Hollingsworth, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA, US; Jennifer Jorgensen, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA, US; Alex Oberle, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA, US; Sydney White, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA, US; John Ophus, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA, US

Room: 
America's Ballroom Lobby
session id: 
621
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Poster Session-Population Numbers Do Matter: On our Environment and our Cultures!


This session will cover the ideas of globalization, cultures, population numbers and natural resources individually, then weaved together, to see the implications of each upon the other.

Time: 
Sat, 11/23/2013 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Presenters: 

Carla Wood, Perry Middle School, Perry, IA, US

Room: 
America's Ballroom Lobby
session id: 
484
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Poster Session-Bringing Literacy to Life through Social Studies


Preservice teachers and their professor will share experiences, thematic units, and specific lessons, for elementary and middle grade students integrating ELA and social studies in ways that energize learning.

Time: 
Sat, 11/23/2013 - 9:15am - 10:15am
Presenters: 

Emily Paradise, Cabrini College, Radnor, PA, US; Susan Pierson, Cabrini College, Radnor, PA, US; Leann Scherer, Cabrini College, Radnor, PA, US

Room: 
America's Ballroom Lobby
session id: 
884
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