Colorado Geographic Alliance

Integrating the Social Studies Across World History

Enhance your skill in teaching the core concepts and tools from history, geography, economics and civics that are emphasized in Colorado's seventh grade Social Studies Standards. The Program for Teaching East Asia at the University of Colorado, Colorado Geographic Alliance, and the Colorado Council for Economic Education collaborate to bring this day-long workshop to middle school teachers. A subject-area expert will help you understand how each discipline might approach the teaching of World History, using the Silk Road as a common topic. Presentations will blend content and pedagogy and you will leave with sample lessons, resources and ideas for activities, including trade, primary sources, GeoHistoGrams and a look at Silk Road communities in modern times. High school teachers of World History are welcome!

Date & Time: Saturday, September 9th, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Location: Denver

Register at the Colorado Council for Economic Education website.


Document Based Questions in Geography: Reading and Writing with Evidence

Come join the DBQ Project for an engaging, collaborative day. Learn ways to encourage students to ask more questions about geography, analyze maps, charts and text sources.  Acquire skills to help students with speaking and writing clearly; moreover, discover electronic solutions for these challenges. You will leave with a free lesson from the DBQ Project's new Mini-Qs in geography, resources from National Geographic and information about teaching with geospatial technology.

Date & Time: Saturday, September 30th, 9 am to 3 pm

Location: University of Colorado at Colorado Springs 

Check out this flyer for more information. Click here to register.


Integrating the Social Studies Across Colorado History

This day-long workshop emphasizes core concepts and tools from history, geography, economics and civics in Colorado's fourth grade Social Studies Standards. An expert in each subject area will help you understand how each discipline views the world and, more specifically, Colorado. Presentations will blend content and pedagogy and will share resources to take back to your classroom.

Date & Time: Saturday, October 7th, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Location: History Colorado Center in Denver

Register at the History Colorado website.

 
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