This series is designed for those who currently use, or interested in learning about integrating music in their classroom studies. Over the course of four (4) webinars, examine how popular music reflects and impacts society; analyze topics and themes of significant events through the lens of song; and discuss ideas and strategies educators have found effective when using music to engage and inform their students.
Presenter: Stephen Armstrong, NCSS Past President and Social Studies Consultant, Connecticut Department of Education, Hartford, CT, has lead workshops on popular music and social studies at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, as well as at the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts at the original location of the Woodstock Music Festival.
The National Center for Research in Geography Education (NCRGE) invites proposals to develop new collaborative and interdisciplinary research networks in geography education. Through this program, NCRGE aspires to strengthen geography education research processes and promote the growth of sustainable, and potentially transformative, lines of research. Read more
The Meuse-Argonne Offensive is the largest land offensive in American History and led to the creation of the American Battlefield Monuments Commission. Using the Teaching and Mapping the Geography of the Meuse Argonne Offensive website, an online resource was designed by teachers, we will show you how to make the teaching of World War I more relevant and applicable to today's students with ready-to-go lesson plans, interactive WebGIS maps, primary sources, and 3-D videos from the western front.
Analyze how historical events, population and demographics, land use, natural hazards, and economics have effected local and global changes using free,web-based Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and mapping tools.
Have you seen the "free stuff webpage" at ODT Maps? It offers . . .
Nine - free map postcards
Five - golden circles*
Four - NCGE books
Free - NCGE world-outline map masters (Major Countries, and World Outline)
Two - videos on YouTube
One - article The ODT USA Equal Area Map and one chapter from the book Seeing Through Maps And a partridge in a pear tree!*
Check back every month to see new items posted regularly at manywaystoseetheworld.org, even after the winter holidays are over. Read more
Use National Geographic stories within the new Google Earth to follow journalist Paul Salopek's walk along pathways of first human migrations. Learn how educators are incorporating these map-based resources.
Social studies educators teach students the content knowledge, intellectual skills, and civic values necessary for fulfilling the duties of citizenship in a participatory democracy. The mission of National Council for the Social Studies is to provide leadership, service, and support for all social studies educators.