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March 22, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Educators will be guided through an interactive activity using Newsela current events and Google Maps. Participants will walk away with a lesson plan for immediate classroom applications.

February 27, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

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.

February 20, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

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.

Free Geography Resources (ODT Maps)

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, even after the winter holidays are over.

The Travelers' Trunk: A Never-Ending Journey

Geography is not a stand-alone course in elementary grades. Learn how to integrate geography across the content disciplines with teaching strategies involving lesson planning using high-quality children's literature, Thinking Maps, graphic organizers, higher-ordering questioning, problem-based learning (PBL), reinforcement of geographic and academic vocabulary, and extensive hands-on use of physical maps.

There's a Map for That

Learn about a new digital tool to create your own map sets and primary sources for teaching. Consider how to pair text and visual sources together around a theme or subject area.


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