Applying Geographic Thinking Skills with Your Learners

When confronted with any issue, geographers ask three important questions: Where is it? Why is it there? Why do we care? Geographic thinking can be applied with learners at any age, in any situation. Geographers view every issue through multiple perspectives and at multiple scales to gain a full understanding. This short, introductory course provides background […]

Invitations to Inquiry with FieldScope: Engaging Students with Community & Citizen Science Data

Do you want to support kids in working with maps, graphs, and community and citizen science data sets? BSCS Science Learning has developed Invitations to Inquiry with FieldScope, free instructional activities designed to connect students with environmental data and build their confidence in working with the data to answer questions about the world. This session […]

Using Personal Travel to Enrich Geography Lessons

This session will model methods for incorporating materials collected from personal travel experiences, and also provide information on organizations and fellowships that are available to teachers to help them travel. Through the incorporation of geospatial technologies, photos, and other technologies, teachers can use professional and personal travel to bring meaningful learning experiences back to their […]

Cartooning in a Geography Classroom


Cartooning in a Geography Classroom uses a PowerPoint presentation to explore the use of newspaper cartoons in grade 7 -12 classrooms.  After examining the types of newspaper cartooning, participants receive strategies to read and analyze political cartoons. All material relates to the concepts of geographic thinking with suggestions to create computer-generated cartoons. Links to cartoon […]

The Multimedia Art Approach to Geography in the Classroom


When students are able to use a hands-on approach to the learning of different types of geographical perspectives they become better learners.  This session will show you how to incorporate art into any social studies classroom. You will be shown examples of student work across the different disciplines in a social studies department, as well […]

AAG 2022 NYC Annual Meeting

The conference will feature more than 6,000 presentations, posters, workshops, and field trips by leading scholars, experts, and researchers.