Geography Education

As we reflect on 2013 and prepare for 2014, I’ve compiled 35 posts that were helpful to me in my classroom (see page 1 and page 2).  These are resources that I enjoyed curating or producing.  They might not be the best or the most important for your particular interests, but I look forward to continue curating this site and sharing valuable tidbits to geography educators in 2014.

See on www.scoop.it

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“Lost” New England Revealed

New England’s woody hills and dales hide a secret—they weren’t always forested. Instead, many were once covered with colonial roads and farmsteads.

I love living in New England and finding stonewalls from old farmsteads; an archaeology professor at UConn (who grew up in Rhode Island) is using geospatial technologies to map out the remants of that historical landscape.  This is a great example of using spatial thinking across the disciplines.  Yes, this is history and archaeology, but you better believe that it’s geographic as well.   

See on news.nationalgeographic.com

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Education for Sustainable Development

The Japan-U.S. Teacher Exchange Program for Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) will provide 24 U.S. teachers and administrators with a fully-funded opportunity to travel to Japan to learn about ESD efforts and strengthen ESD curricula in both countries. You could be one of those educators!  Application deadline in January 14th.   ESD is “a vision of education that seeks to balance human and economic well-being with cultural traditions and respect for the earth’s natural resources,” according to the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

See on www.iie.org