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Geography

Creating Story Maps- Silk Road and World Religions

Using web-based maps (ArcGIS online), presenters will explain how to create a story map, as well as how to incorporate these technologies into the classroom.

Natural Disasters: Helping Students Understand Rescue, Relief, and Reconstruction

This session will provide teachers resources on how to teach students about natural disasters and how nations and the global community aid in rescue, relief, and reconstruction.

Doing Authentic Geography with Animated Films?

This presentation describes how teachers can teach authentic geography -- including content, skills, and perspectives -- to students using animated films. Examples and resources will be provided.

If You're Not from Here...You Don't Know Me.

Guiding preservice elementary teachers' awareness of the value of place, sense of belonging, and geography to build students' connections and understandings through integrating literature, language arts, and social studies.

The Fish Who Discovered Water: Utilizing Natural and Built Environments

History sweeps us away to foreign times, lands and people; often leaving behind those we need to reach. This session will provide solutions to connect curriculum to our student's lives.

Geography as Inquiry:BRINGING PEOPLE AND PLACES TO LIFE

Geography will be defined as art, social science, and science. Participants will explore the world through case studies of key issues like, 'borders and passages', 'conservation and exploitation', and sustainability.

Geospatial Enrichment Module

Supplementing social studies content and pedagogy with the use of geospatial resources, materials and tools can enrich instruction and increase spatial thinking in students.

Using Various Sources to Teach the Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina

Learn how to integrate various sources such as graphic novels and free media resources to enrich and expand your discussion of Hurricane Katrina.

Teaching Human Population with Cartograms

Discover a new World Population Map and lesson plan to help students understand population distribution, land use, global demographics and quality of life indicators in this hands-on workshop.

Inquiry is more than a Fancy Word for Research

Learn about entry points for embedding the C3 standards into curriculum maps already written. Leave with a plan for practical addition of the C3 Arc of Inquiry into any curricula.

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