Need some ideas and tools to connect Current Events, Geography, History and Language Arts? Then join this captivating and inspiring presentation using innovative Web 2.0 tools.
Ron Peck, Three Rivers School District, Grants Pass, OR; Rachele Lamoureux, Minot Public School District, Minot, ND
Elementary methods instructors share a framework for integrating geography in Social Studies methods courses. Participants analyze the framework, participate in selected activities, and evaluate geographic literacy gains in those courses.
Shirley Lomax, Western Oregon University, Monmouth, OR; Therese Clark, Oregon Geographic Alliance, Springfield, OR; Judith Lowery, Western Oregon University, Monmouth, OR; Gwenda Rice, Oregon Geographic Alliance, Corvallis, OR
This session highlights a geography unit taught at two high schools in South Carolina that required students to investigate the chocolate industry and its unethical use of child labor.
Marc Turner, Blythewood High School, Blythewood, SC; Charles Vaughan, Richland Northeast High School, Columbia, SC; Charles Holland, Blythewood High School, Blythewood, SC
In this poster session, presenters share design features, key components, and participant evaluations of a Professional Development Model designed to increase geographic literacy in underserved and at-risk school populations.
Gwenda Rice, Oregon Geographic Alliance, Corvallis, OR; Judith Lowery, Western Oregon University, Monmouth, OR; Therese Clark, Oregon Geographic Alliance, Springfield, OR; Shirley Lomax, Western Oregon University, Monmouth, OR
Consider the relationship between academic vocabulary and student success. Experience Marzano's theory put to practical application with high-return, high-retention strategies for the World Geography classroom.
Sherry Owens, s3strategies, Lubbock, TX
Use maps to investigate the relationship between physical geographical features and country borders in Europe, and how it can lead to cooperation, or conflict. All materials available free at NatGeoEd.org.
Michal LeVasseur, National Geographic Society, Washington, DC; Kim Hulse, National Geographic Society, Washington, DC
Using a sociocultural approach to teaching global current events to high school students. This interactive approach teaches students how to deconstruct the news, and reconstruct their understanding of the world.
Dean Vesperman, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
Learn low budget, high impact vocabulary activities you can use tomorrow. Brain based strategies for Pacific Northwest geography terms or any subject where vocabulary comprehension is key to student success.
Laurie Zahn, Ashford University, Clinton, IA
In this poster session, presenters identify one approach for creating a state student atlas in English and Spanish. They also share design features of supporting resources and accompanying professional development.
Gwenda Rice, Western Oregon University, Portland, OR; Teresa Bulman, Portland State University, Portland, OR
Participants will explore ways to selectively integrate online resources into their geography courses. When properly adopted, these techniques will aid in promoting critical thinking, multicultural awareness, and global interdependence.
Eric Moyen, Lee University, Cleveland, TN; Ashley Shankles, Jasper Middle School, Jasper, TN