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2013 National Council for Geographic Education in Denver, CO
The 2013 annual conference for the National Council for Geographic Education is now open for registration. Join hundreds of educators (K-12 & University) and geography professionals from around the world this August 1-4. Financial support for Colorado teachers from small school districts is available through COGA - fill out and return this application by May 25, 2013. Attend the 2013 conference in Denver to exchange ideas, research, resources, and best practices in geography education. For more information, follow this link.
Giant Traveling Maps from National Geographic
Now is the time to reserve a map for the 2013-2014 school year. Vibrant vinyl maps will guide students through lessons and fun activities related to climate, natural resources, famous landmarks, and demographics. Teachers are provided with a trunk of props and accessories designed to enhance the lessons and encourage student engagement with content-rich games suitable for various age groups and class sizes. For more information or to reserve a map, visit this link. If you need assistance in funding a visit of the map to your school or district, please use this link to access an information form about requesting funds.
AP Human Geography Resource Collection from National Geographic
National Geographic Education has created a portal on the NatGeoEd.org website for AP Human Geography teachers to visit for teaching and learning resources, including classroom activities, videos, maps, background reading material, and more. The new portal organizes content from National Geographic Education by each of the major topics taught in the AP Human Geography course. The collection will grow over time as new content aligning to the course topics is published online. Click here to access this great resource!
Geography for Life: National Geography Standards, 2nd Edition from NCGE
The Geography Education Implementation Project (GENIP) - a consortium of the National Council for Geographic Education (NCGE), the National Geographic Society (NGS), the Association of American Geographers (AAG), and the American Geographical Society (AGS) - has released a revised and updated version of Geography for Life: National Geography Standards (1994). The revised edition features restructured content and a new format. Each standard is presented through four components: an introductory essay; knowledge statements; performance statements and examples. You can order your copy by following this link.
Scott Allen's National Council for the Social Studies Annual Conference Presentation and Resources
For a great website full of resources for Social Studies educators, including a presentation for NCSS entitled "Lateral Power: Geography of the Third Industrial Revolution" visit Mr. Allen's Audacious & Adventurous Website.
National Council for Geographic Education Membership
GIS Distance Learning Course
A collaboration of the Governor's Office of Information Technology, ESRI, the Colorado Geographic Alliance, University of Denver, and Colorado 4-H is developing a GIS (Geographic Information System) distance learning program that can serve as an enhancement and introduction to GIS across a variety of classroom subjects. For more information click here.
Colorado Department of Education Content Areas
Geography professor studies how tragic events are memorialized
For a perspective on recent tragedies, read Ken Foote's observations on how community events are commemorated in this interview in CU Connections.
This Is What Geographers Do:
The Colorado Geographic Alliance endeavors to:
Instill and nurture spatial awareness and geographic literacy, by changing our understanding and experience of the world.