In this virtual professional development opportunity designed for teachers, participants will have a chance to authentically engage with activities and experts as they grow their understanding of how climate change has and will impact their community. Teachers analyze and interpret recent climate science data and progress understanding on the most salient climate change indicators in Washington. Additionally, teachers explore the efforts to conserve and protect a local species, its cultural significance and how these efforts are indicative of a greater effort to address climate change. Teachers leave this training with increased preparedness to leverage a local species or climate change impact in their classroom to spur action in their community. Contact EarthGen at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
In essay format, this textbook considers examples of various sub-categories of Geography in combination with five regions of the Eastern World.
Created for GEOGR 1105 - Eastern World Geography at the College of DuPage. This resource will be updated as needed. For the most recent version, visit: https://cod.pressbooks.pub/easternworlddailyreadingsgeography/
The book "All We Can Save" is an anthology of writings by women at the forefront of the
climate movement who are harnessing truth, courage, and solutions to lead
humanity forward. This Creative Commons licensed collection of educator resources includes a discussion question bank, various assignments, summaries of each essay in the book, and other resources.
Instructional materials on local history topics developed by students at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga for use in secondary education classrooms.
Students will examine federal documents and local artifacts to determine the effects of federal policies on Native Americans, particularly the Cherokee. The purpose of the lesson is to build upon students’ prior knowledge of analyzing primary sources, Native American History, and Chattanooga history.
This is a short collection, which features the work of students in Dr. Mark Kinney's course, ICST 471, ANTH 470, SOCI 493: Enculturation and Spiritual Development Across Cultures, taught at Evangel University, 2022-2023. The course has used the open textbook Discovering Cultural Anthropology by Antonia M. Santangelo.
This module provides descriptive notes and images that can support teaching and learning about ethnobotany and landscape ethnoecology, or the integrative study of human-resource relationships. The photos and graphics are mostly derived from field study and research at Mt. Kasigau, Kenya (1999-2015) as a case example. I openly make them available through the OER site for educational purposes. The resources attached to the module include:I. Ethnobotany- descriptive notes and images (ethnobotany_notes_oer) and a powerpoint presentation (ethno_div_oer);II. Landscape Ethnoecology- descriptive notes and images (landscape_ethnoecology_oer) and a powerpoint presentation (landscape_ethno_oer);III. Participatory Inquiry in Ethnobotany and Landscape Ethnoecology- descriptive notes and images (ethno_participatory_oer) and a powerpoint presentation (ethno_process_outcome_oer);IV. Collaborative Field Guide to Woody Plants and their Uses at Mt. Kasigau, Kenya (kasigauplantbook_may2013.pdf)
This inquiry leads students through an investigation of European colonization of North America and how it impacted the Native Americans. Resource created by Angie Hilbert, Banner County School, as part of the Nebraska ESUCC Social Studies Special Projects 2023 - Inquiry Design Model (IDM).
The Center for European Studies at UNC-CH is proud to present the Teaching the EU Toolkits. CES has a 20-year history of providing outreach materials and professional development on contemporary Europe. During this time, we have discovered that although there is much interest in teaching Europe, most resources are historic in nature, and do not allow students to fully grasp the rich cultures, languages, people, and politics of today’s Europe, Europeans, and the European Union. This project was generously funded by a Getting to Know Europe grant from the Delegation of the European Union to the US in Washington, DC.
This information sheet addresses the following information:
What is the European Union?
What do Europeans have in common?
How has the European Union developed? What does the EU do today?
This online lesson provides perspectives from Native American community members and their supporters, images, news footage, an interactive timeline, and other sources about an important campaign to secure the treaty rights and sovereignty of Native Nations of the Pacific Northwest. Scroll to begin an exploration of the actions Native Nations took to address injustices.
The series of maps presented here accompany a mixed-method, collaborative, and community-based research project conducted as a part of a field research course in the Department of Sociology, Social Work, and Anthropology at Christopher Newport University.
The project focused on food access and its implications for food security and food justice in Newport News’ Southeast Community, a neighborhood marked by high levels of food insecurity and decades of racial segregation and economic divestment. The U.S. Department of Agriculture defines the Southeast Community of Newport News as a food desert, meaning that census tracts in this part of the city have higher than normal rates of poverty and include many areas that are more than 1-km walking distance from a grocery store or other source of competitively priced, nutritious food.
This online lesson provides perspectives from Native American community members, images, objects, and other sources to help students and teachers understand the efforts of Native Nations of the Pacific Northwest to protect and sustain salmon, water, and homelands. Scroll to begin an exploration of the Pacific Northwest history and cultures.
The Fourth Grade Elementary Framework for Science and Integrated Subjects, What Happened at Dry Falls?, uses the phenomena of a local Washington landform to explore erosion from the Ice Age Floods. It is part of Elementary Framework for Science and Integrated Subjects project, a statewide Clime Time collaboration among ESD 123, ESD 105, North Central ESD, and the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. Development of the resources is in response to a need for research- based science lessons for elementary teachers that are integrated with English language arts, mathematics and other subjects such as social studies. The template for Elementary Science and Integrated Subjects can serve as an organized, coherent and research-based roadmap for teachers in the development of their own NGSS aligned science lessons. Lessons can also be useful for classrooms that have no adopted curriculum as well as to serve as enhancements for current science curriculum. The EFSIS project brings together grade level teams of teachers to develop lessons or suites of lessons that are 1) pnenomena based, focused on grade level Performance Expectations, and 2) leverage ELA and Mathematics Washington State Learning Standards.
The discipline of Geography focuses on the science of place and space; on how humans and the environment interact and influence each other. Our world is not flat and even though the problems we face seem global, each place on earth is experiencing them unevenly because of its location, resources, culture, and history. This course will help students to understand how most of the contemporary global challenges date back to colonialism and how complex our problems are and display spatial variability. Several global issues, such as migration, security, food, health, energy, and climate are the major topics to study the increasing global interconnectedness and socio ecological impacts of political, economic, and cultural globalization.
In this course students will:
Demonstrate an ability to think globally and use geographic perspectives to analyze global phenomena.
Critique various economic and political systems with regards to government influence in trade, development , environmental impacts, and social welfare.
Evaluate their own lives and their connection to other cultures, places, and peoples in the world.
Latin America covers part of North America, South America and the West Indies. It stretches from Atacama desert to rugged highlands and Alpine glaciers of the Andes mountains, from the Rio Grande to Tierra del Fuego.The fertile plains of the Pampas is one of the world's richest agricultural regions. The Amazon Basin is the largest and wettest lowland in the world. Culturally, Latin America is a great mixture of European, indigenous and African cultures.
In this course, we will examine the peoples and places of Latin America from a geographical perspective. We will explore the geographical dimensions of economic, cultural, political, and physical forces influencing Latin America as a region. We will have a mixture of thematic and regional approaches to study the concepts and look into various physical and historical processes that have shaped dynamic and diverse cultural landscapes. We will study contemporary environmental and developmental issues, trends in migration, agricultural change, and globalization to understand Latin America's position in the global economy.
*Analyze and articulate geographic concepts related to the geography of Latin America, its physical environment, peoples, cultures, and history.
*Analyze changing political and economic relationships between the United States and countries in Latin America in order to be a more informed and engaged global citizen.
*Interpret maps, graphs, and visuals as tools for analyzing the distribution patterns of phenomena and understanding their importance.
*Evaluate how changing cultural, social, political, and economic characteristics of Latin American countries influence internal strife and external intervention.
*Understand the complexities that contribute to the social inequality, political conflict, and environmental concerns prevalent in some Latin American countries and discuss possible solutions.
The goal of these class activities is to help students interpret maps and associated data. The first activity highlights underinvestment in disadvantaged communities across the United States. The second activity explores women’s rights and inequality from a global perspective.
A geographic information system (GIS) is a computer system for capturing, storing, checking, and displaying data related to positions on Earth’s surface.
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This Lesson Plan was created by Joanna Pruitt as part of the 2020 ESU-NDE Remote Learning Plan Project. This original lesson is for classroom use; however, there is a virtual option as well. Educators worked with coaches to create Remote Learning Plans as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The attached Lesson Plan is designed for Grades 9-12 English Language Arts students; however, this could also be used as a Social Studies project as well. Students will evaluate credible sources through research on genocides post World War II after completing a novel unit covering the Holocaust. Students will also create scrapbooks using summarizing, citation, informative writing, textual evidence, caption writing, and persuasive writing. Students will also be expected to demonstrate oral communication skills as they have to present their projects to the class. Students will use background knowledge to clarify text and also gain a deeper understanding by using relevant evidence from a variety of sources to assist in analysis and reflection of informative text.
- Composition and Rhetoric
- Cultural Geography
- English Language Arts
- Ethnic Studies
- Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
- Reading Informational Text
- Reading Literature
- Speaking and Listening
- World Cultures
- World History
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- Student Guide
- Joanna Pruitt
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A good detective or researcher like Sherlock Holmes knows the fundamental questions that need to be answered to gather facts to solve a problem. So how does geospatial intelligence contribute to answering these questions? While geospatial technology is useful in revealing who, what, when, and where events take place, it is less useful in explaining why events occur. However, geospatial intelligence analysis leverages geographic information science and technology with the intelligence tradecraft to develop products that support decision-making in national and homeland security, law enforcement, emergency management, and international relief efforts. GEOG 882 will challenge you to think critically, consider alternative viewpoints, and question your own assumptions when analyzing why human events occur over place and time.
What factors lead to a natural disaster? What causes a famine? Why do cities flood? According to a recent article in The Atlantic, Houston's flooding during the 2017 Hurricane Harvey was primarily caused by impervious pavement which prevents the absorption of water into the land. This example illustrates how nature and society are interlinked, which is the main focus of Geography 30, Penn State's introductory course to nature-society geography. In addition to examining the linkages between human development and natural hazards, this course will also explore human society's connection to food systems, climate change, urbanization and biodiversity. The course will also cover topics of ethics and decision making in order to help students evaluate the tradeoffs of these interconnections.
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- Applied Science
- Career and Technical Education
- Cultural Geography
- Environmental Science
- Environmental Studies
- Life Science
- Physical Science
- Social Science
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- Full Course
- Penn State College of Earth and Mineral Sciences
- Brian King
- Chongming Wang
- Karl Zimmerer
- Petra Tschakert
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