Cause/effect,compare/contrast,and problem-solving skills are emphasized in core ELA standards and are applicable in geography instruction. Explore active learning strategies and practices used to teach them in geography classrooms.
Peggy Altoff, Colorado Springs, CO
This presentation helps educators incorporate geographic thinking into their teaching practice. Participants learn how to design highly geographic lessons using a tool: the taxonomy of geographic literacy.
Injeong Jo, University of Texas - Arlington, Arlington, TX; Sarah Bednarz, Texas A&M University - College Station, College Station, TX
Help students connect their world and the one they read about at school. This workshop will show how to complete hour-long field-study investigations on any campus. Dress for the weather!
Sage Borgmästars, St. John's International School, Waterloo,
Introducing children to outstanding picture books is one way to help them discover the distinctive region known as the Pacific Northwest. Come learn about using picture books in your classrooms.
Dena Beeghly, West Chester University, West Chester, PA; Martha Drobnak, West Chester University, West Chester, PA
Are you looking for a way to teach your students about the world? This session will feature exciting, hands-on, active lessons to teach geography through push and pull factors
Paul Nagel, Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, TX; Shirley Lomax, Western Oregon University, Monmouth, Oregon
Explore relevant global connections in this interactive session. Learn engaging strategies, including examples from National Geographic's GEO program, which help students understand migration, energy geo-politics, and aspects of globalization.
Mark Bockenhauer, St. Norbert College, De Pere, WI; Janet Smith, Shippensburg University, Shippensburg, PA
This unit will provide a modern day analysis of Honduras and its relevance to the Western Hemisphere. Concepts will be discussed such as: poverty, NGOs, sustainability, self-reliance, globalization, and education.
Dawn Schmidt, Desert Vista High School, Phoenix, AZ
The Washington Alliance for Geographic Literacy is developing a strategic plan to provide a roadmap guiding our future work. Explore the plan, provide feedback, and get involved in this project!
Andrew Shouse, Univesity of Washington, Seattle, WA; Gilda Wheeler, WA Office of Superintedent of Public Instruction, Olympia, WA
Walk through our door, embark on a literary journey to locations around the world! Explore geography of narratives with mapping and digital connections preparing responsible citizens for a global society.
William Lopez, University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Lincoln, NE; Kathy Phillips, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
Images can reveal faraway places and unimaginable truths -- but they also have the power to mislead and misrepresent. Integrate media effectively with FREE NG Education resources and strategies.
Patricia Norris, National Geographic Education, Washington, DC; Sean O'Connor, National Geographic Education, Washington, DC