Strategies for Teaching the Internal Structures of Cities

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Hands-on Play Saves the Day: Play-Doh® and LEGO® in the Middle School Classroom


Summary Students of all ages can struggle to visualize three-dimensional landscapes from two-dimensional contour maps. This engagement effort in the middle school classroom incorporated hands-on play with Play-Doh® and LEGO® to reinforce student learning about topographic maps. Students constructed three-dimensional landscapes and further learned about how topographic data can be generated with drones. Findings suggest […]

Getting ready for the 2024 ArcGIS Competition for US Students (grades 6-12)


Summary Students are building skills in geographic exploration, mapping, analysis, and presentation! The ArcGIS Online Competition for US High School and Middle School Students is a good next step: students in grades 4-12 research a topic of interest in their state and craft a StoryMap about their findings. Students can dive into a personal, custom project, enter it […]

Urbanization Speed Dating


Summary In this webinar participants will learn how to put together a Speed Dating Activity using terminology from the Urbanization Unit. Please note that speed dating can be used throughout every unit using the Essential Knowledge from the CED. Presenter Paula Woods, NCGE 2022 AP Distinguished Teacher Recipient. My name is Paula Woods and I […]