Putting Social Studies in its Place is a free 5-week online course designed to introduce you to the power of using WebGIS in a Social Studies classroom. This session will model how you can use GIS to: complement your existing instruction; map and analyze simple data sets; and create community based PBL activities. Lesson plans, free software, and replication tips will be provided. Bring your own device.
Concerned about the new re-design of the Va. SOLs? The Virginia Geographic Alliance has put together a vast array of resources, techniques and ready-to-go lessons that align with the new SOL standards while giving you effective strategies for overall social studies education. Lessons are targeted at World Geography along with the new geography strands in World History I and II.
The social studies should take the lead in teaching the critical inquiry-related skill of questioning. Explore the EFG questioning framework and how to introduce, practice, and utilize student questioning in the classroom.
Learn about the Arizona Geographic Alliance's 10-day summer institute that provided K-12 teachers with opportunities to develop STEMSS lessons with supports for English learners. Lesson plans will be shared.
Globalize the classroom through project-based learning and exploration of current events. Students explore, create, and deliver storymaps that emphasize foreign policy and global cooperation with countries across the globe.