In 2010, most states in the United States (including Rhode Island) adopted the Common Core State Standards as the new standards. The two main portions of the Common Core Standards are the English…
Will geography be permanently pushed out of the curriculum with the adoption of the Common Core? How can a teacher bolster spatial thinking and geo-literacy within the Common Core framework? If you’ve asked yourself these questions, this resource is for you. Additionally, the GSEs in Rhode Island have changed…there are the new Grade Span Expectations.
See on rigea.org
This classic Geography in the News by Neal Lineback has been re-released on his Lineback World View site. This is an excellent lesson for K-12 educators to prepare their students to understand the historic and geographic context of Thanksgiving.
See on www.linebackworldview.com
Our state alliance’s bookmark contest made it on National Geographic’s blog for Geography Awareness Week! Congratulations to all winners and participants for some fantastic work.
See on blog.mywonderfulworld.org
Find out how the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag Native Americans celebrated the first Thanksgiving together at Plymouth Plantation.
Thanksgiving is right around the corner and this is a great resource with videos, primary documents, virtual field trips and lesson plans for all grades, K-12. Students can see aspects of lifestyles, housing types and economic activies of both the Pilgrims and the Wampanoags. For more resources about the Mayflower and the historically re-enacted village, see the Plimoth Plantation website.
Tags: K12, seasonal, historical, colonialism, virtual tours.
See on www.scholastic.com
“Emergency responders and members of the public can now get a birds-eye view of some of the destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy.”
On the NOAA website, simply move your mouse back and forth over each image to view the “before and after” comparison. “Before” image captured by Google; “After” image captured by NOAA’s National Geodetic Survey.
See on oceanservice.noaa.gov