Backyard Geography Field Trips

Water Politics and Environmental Justice

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Water quenches thirst, sustains crops, generates power, cools industry, conveys ships, carries waste, and maintains ecosystems. This webinar examines the political, social,  and cultural dimensions of each of these facets of water resources management. We'll explore the political dynamics of water distribution, access, and use. We also investigate questions of urban water management, river restoration, […]

Electoral Maps and Legislative Elections: Resources for teaching about redistricting

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The 2020 Census and redistricting cycle will manifest itself in the United States Congress and state legislatures across the country. Consider the analysis of the midterm elections has been in your state. Yet even though it seems as though discussions about redistricting should be over, every year new students need to learn about elections at […]

Agriculture in APHG: Making Connections to Food, Land & People

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Summary Participants in this webinar will explore free resources aligned with APHG Unit 5: Agricultural Patterns, Spatial Organization, Changes, and Impacts. These resources include classroom tested lessons and hands-on activities that are designed to connect geography to the agricultural production of food, clothing, and shelter that we depend on each day. Attendees will discuss strategies […]

GeoCamp Amazon

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Summary  This webinar introduces NCGE’s GeoCamp Amazon professional development program. Past program leaders will introduce the program, share experiences, discuss registration, and address potential GeoCamper questions. Webinar Access #OPEN access |  JOIN HERE  

Basics of Cartography: Mapping Infrastructure in the Occupied West Bank

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Summary:  This webinar will demonstrate basic geo-processing tools and cartography using open source software (QGIS) and data/shape-files to map the inadequate provision of infrastructure in the West Bank. Participants will be provided with relevant data, a live demo, and written instructions. The presentation will cover basic map-making principles and explore how to integrate map-making exercises […]

GeoCamp Iceland

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Summary This webinar introduces NCGE’s GeoCamp Iceland professional development program. Past program leaders Ellen Foster and Jeff Lash are joined by 2021 participant Debra Troxel to introduce the program, share experiences, discuss registration, and address potential GeoCamper questions Webinar Access #Open Access | JOIN WEBINAR

Your State in 5 Maps

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Summary Harnessing the digital scholarship tools and resources of New American History, explore history, geography and civics in your own backyard through a series of digital maps and tools designed to engage students through inquiry-based learning. About the Presenter: Annie Evans is the Director of Education and Outreach for New American History at the University […]

Interactive Clickable Maps for K-12 Geography

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Summary Interactive (“clickable”) maps are a tool to focus student attention on just one or two selected topics at a time. Reducing distracting clutter can make it easier for students to acquire and use specific skills of spatial reasoning. Careful selection of topics can promote thoughtful inquiry in primary school and at the same time […]

AP Human Geography: Tricks and Tips for Unit 6, Urban Patterns

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Summary This webinar will share some strategies and activities for teaching the urban models in Unit 6. This is always challenging for the students. The presenters will provide teaching strategies and applications of the models. Presenters: Seth Dixon, Kelly Glos and Corey Merril Webinar Access #member-only access | Join

Geography and Identity in the 2022 World Cup

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Summary In this webinar, discussion on how geography can shape identity and vice versa (ex: how the Moroccan world cup team was claimed by both Arab fans/audiences as an 'Arab' team and also by African audiences - as well as the myriad political and cultural issues that surround the distinctions).   About the Presenter: Graham […]

Embedding Outdoor Learning into everyday Geography lessons

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Summary This presentation will focus on identifying opportunities that exist to utilize the outdoors as a part of geography education. Geography teachers and practitioners are known as some of the best in using the outdoors to enhance teaching and learning outcomes; however, this field is rapidly evolving. Join this session to engage in conversations surrounding […]

ESRI Map Competition

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Summary 2022-23 Competition Meetup Series A quartet of meetups (=webinars) for state leaders and educators. These are aimed at adults who want to help students participate effectively. (Hint: There are instances where you can see "the power of one," but best success "takes a village.") Meetups will be recorded and available to the public. Each […]