Geography

Poster Session-The New Demographics: How the Landscape Impacts Human Geography


This session will provide educators with ways to use current demographic trends to supplement their teaching of AP Human Geography. Instructional strategies will be provided for new and veteran teachers.

Time: 
Sat, 11/23/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Presenters: 

Nate Newhalfen, Barrington High School, Barrington, IL, US; John Roncone, Barrington High School, Barrington, IL, US

Room: 
America's Ballroom Lobby
session id: 
190
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Poster Session-Down. Set. Hut! Using History Huddles for Content Reading/Writing


This session utilizes history huddles to promote reading and writing in middle school geography. Students will actively engage in literacy using the effective instructional strategy of literature circles.

Time: 
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 4:20pm - 5:15pm
Presenters: 

Starlynn Nance, University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, MO, US

Room: 
America's Ballroom Lobby
session id: 
86
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Poster Session-Balancing the Change in Education: Teaching Content through Skills-Enriched Curriculum


Educators must balance teaching historical content and skills assessed on standardized tests. Discover ways to integrate skills into lessons. All participants will receive Human Geography, World, and US History handouts.

Time: 
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 3:15pm - 4:10pm
Presenters: 

Qiana Drye, Prospect High School, Mt. Prospect, IL, US; Gary Judson, Prospect High School, Mt. Prospect, IL, US; Frank Mirandola, Prospect High School, Mt. Prospect, IL, US

Room: 
America's Ballroom Lobby
session id: 
589
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Poster Session-Go Global: Making Maps that Reflect the Interconnected World


Using an online interactive atlas, students can create maps that teach challenging global concepts; topics range from embargoed countries to the relationship between GDP and life expectancy in African countries.

Time: 
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 2:10pm - 3:05pm
Presenters: 

Molly Farrow, SAS Institute, Cary, NC, US

Room: 
America's Ballroom Lobby
session id: 
31
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Poster Session-How to Measure Literacy while Learning Geography


Learn how one district developed a fourth grade project to study the regions of the United States while simultaneously measuring our progress towards mastering Common Core literacy standards.

Time: 
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 2:10pm - 3:05pm
Presenters: 

Matthew Mingle, Hillsborough Township Public Schools, Hillsborough, NJ, US

Room: 
America's Ballroom Lobby
session id: 
468
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Poster Session-Agents of Place: Using Steetview Maps in the Classroom


In this lesson, students use Google's Streetview project to learn about what factors create a "sense of place" in a secret agent-style game.

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

Spencer Abbe, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, US

Room: 
America's Ballroom Lobby
session id: 
866
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Turning Maps into Stories to Engage Students in Deeper Learning


MapStory.org is a nonprofit platform to share knowledge through the lens of place and time. In this session, teachers will find, review and create MapStories that show change over time.

Time: 
Sat, 11/23/2013 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Presenters: 

Jonathan Marino, MapStory, Alexandria, VA, US; Christopher Tucker, MapStory, Alexandria, VA, US

Room: 
127
session id: 
82
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Global Perspectives in Geography, History, and Economics


Join a panel of NCSS leaders as they model lessons that involve problem solving & literacy skills. Participants will share exemplary social studies instructional strategies for geography, history and economics.

Time: 
Sat, 11/23/2013 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Presenters: 

Bruce Damsio, Towson University, Towson, MD, US; Michael Koren, Maple Dale Middle School, Milwaukee, WI, US; Paul Nagel, Social Studies Curriculum Writer, Natchitoches, LA, US

Room: 
264
session id: 
245
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Tell Me a Story: Teaching Geography through Folktales


Authentic world literature will bring the themes of historical, human, physical, and environmental geographies to life for students. Stories will be provided and examples of hands-on activities will be demonstrated.

Time: 
Sat, 11/23/2013 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Presenters: 

Pat Batteley, Cobblestone Publishing, Peterborough, NH, US; Elizabeth Carpentiere, Cobblestone Publishing, Peterborough, NH, US

Room: 
275
session id: 
688
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Global Bridges: Connect Immigrant Stories in Argentina and United States


Learn to use teleconferencing to communicate with students in other countries. Immigration comes alive as students share across the hemispheres. Review case studies and exchange experiences to contrast immigration challenges.

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

Liliana Monk, Walter Johnson High School/Montgomery County Public Schools, Bethesda, MD, US; Sharon Shelerud, Metcalf Junior High School, Burnsville, MN, US

Room: 
275
session id: 
329
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