"Headwaters to Oceans," the newest installment of the video-based professional development series, "Geography: Teaching with the Stars," features best practices in social studies, enhancing both pedagogy and content.
Richard Boehm, Texas State University-San Marcos, San Marcos, TX; Carmen Brysch, Texas State University-San Marcos, San Marcos, TX; Cheryl Frazier, Texas State University-San Marcos, San Marcos, TX
This fast-paced session will model the use of engaging media decoding strategies and free online materials to integrate critical thinking into teaching about sustainability at the high school level.
Chris Sperry, Project Look Sharp, Ithaca, NY
Enhance your social studies instruction using geospatial technology including ArcGIS On-line to teach about global interdependence. Step-by-step guidance as well as CD with lesson plans and hand-outs will be provided.
Eui-kyung Shin, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL; Thomas Baker, Esri, Redlands, CA
The first two Industrial Revolutions are well known. Now connect and map the Third Industrial Revolution. Witness lateral power's influence on your students, your teaching and our world.
Scott Stetson Allen, Colorado Geographic Alliance (COGA), Louisville, CO; Matt T. DiCarlo, Monarch High School, Louisville, CO
Photovoice is an approach where students take photographs to document their interest / understanding of a concept. This presentation explores how to use photographs to engage students and promote activism.
Julie McGaha, Illinois State University, Bloomington, IL
Nearly 29,000 bath toys washed overboard in 1992, floating on ocean currents for 20 years. This session will explore the toys' story with interdisciplinary activities combining geography, science, and literacy.
Caroline Sheffield, Univerity of Louisville, Louisville, KY
Participants will experience a lesson analyzing the influence of topography on early transportation routes, comparing and contrasting patterns of movement during the westward expansion.
Debby Swope, Grace Christian Schools, Medford, OR
The political geography of the Pacific Rim includes territorial claims and geographical naming. Diplomatic and national interests spotlight the Spratly Islands and sea between the Korean Peninsula and Japan.
Joseph Stoltman, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI; Jongnam Choi, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL
I surveyed pre-service teachers to understand how culture and experience influence perceptions of Africa. The results demonstrate the persistence of misconceptions of Africa, despite the prevalence of world history courses.
Hannah Kim, University of Delaware, Newark, DE
Co-teachers present interactive lessons from Developing Mental Maps, a State of Delaware Prioritized Model Unit, using literature, manipulatives, geo-graphics, and online resources. Participants engage in conversations about geographic literacy.
Kristin Becker, Red Clay Consolidated School District, Wilmington, DE; Kimberly Snyder, Red Clay Consolidated School District, Wilmington, DE