Veteran teachers will provide a hands-on tour, content connections and a scavenger hunt in America’s premier market. You’ll be surprised at all the places and sights in a three-story market.
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This workshop presents teachers with resources and ideas to expand their curriculum, with an emphasis on gender, and the power structure between genders. The following topics are explored: (1) Mapping Gendered Spaces, (2) Measuring Fertility, (3) The World’s Women: Trends and Statistics, (4) Women in Agriculture, and (5) Sustainable Voices.
Teachers will learn how to implement an interactive notebook, and use videos, audio clips, maps, and other graphic organizers to help illustrate and teach themes in geography.
This session will describe the process of organizing geography/social studies conference for pre-service social studies teachers enrolled in a university teacher-certification program. The presenters funded their conference with the award from the 2011 Grant for Enhancement of Geographic Literacy. Level of achievement of expected outcomes will be shared.
Teachers often plan their lessons in isolation, without assistance from colleagues. Technological tools such as Dropbox and Google Documents help open up lesson planning, allowing teachers to "crowd source" planning.
How does one get started in teaching toward a sustainable future? This session presents two stategies for creating a sustainability curriculum. Particpants will analyze each for strengths and drawbacks.
Taking virtual field trips can provide opportunities for teaching geography and cultural connections, and is the ideal catalyst for extending reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills while engaging in technology.
Participants will apply the "found poetry" technique--an English/language arts teaching strategy--to investigate and interpret current events through a geographic lens. Complete lesson plan and handouts provided.
Develop student global citizenship by linking the landscapes, peoples and cultures of two iconic mountains of the Pacific.Gain exciting, cross curriculum activities focused on Mt. Fuji and Mt. Rainier.