National Council for Geography Education

Urbanization Speed Dating

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

AITC for APHG

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Summary Discover the free resources Agriculture in the Classroom (AITC) has to support Unit 5. Workshop participants will get a general overview of the curriculum resource bank aligned to APHG as well as a closer look at some of the newest lesson plans on the agricultural supply chain, big ag, and more. About the Presenter […]

Economic Impact of Black Cowboys: Yesterday & Today

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Summary In the late 1800's, the Economic impact on Western History was about cowboys, horses, cattle and cattle drives. Today, it is still about horses and cattle, but the Economic Impact is Rodeo Cowboys and their performances, that are keeping the Western Lifestyle alive. About the Presenter Liz Lawless is the best-selling author of 15 […]

Maximizing geographic inquiry: Question formulation, connecting to standards, and civic engagement

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Summary Geographic inquiry is fundamental to our teaching and learning in geography and related disciplines, regardless of grade level. This session provides an opportunity to refine geographic inquiry to maximize student learning and engagement, with a particular focus on formulating good questions, linking to state standards, and providing pathways for civic engagement. Presenter: Alex Oberle […]

The Adventures of Mo: A geography resource for educators

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Summary Mo is a free, online geography resource that engages and connects K-5 students. It offers an eBook that takes kids on fun adventures to every US state; state blogs with history; state trivia; Videos for kids, by kid; Scramble games, and opportunities to earn cash. Twelve live guided imagery presentations via zoom are also […]

The Forgotten Genocide: Armenia Then and Now

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Summary Learn about the 1915 Armenian genocide and the lingering effects of territoriality and identity in Armenia and the Artsakh region. Discover free resources available through the Genocide Education Project. About the Presenter Debra Coram Troxell is a National Board Certified Teacher from Winston-Salem, NC. She teaches AP Human Geography and International Relations at West […]

The Global History of the Tomato: A Perspective from the Middle East

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Summary Alfred Crosby, who coined the term "Columbian Exchange," wrote in 1972 that “there is no area in which the story of American foods is as obscure and yet as vital to the understanding of world history as in the Middle East.” Since then, however, the question of how foods like tomatoes and peppers made […]

Backyard Geography Field Trips

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Summary Getting permission for off campus field trips can be a hassle. Avoid liability, cost, and transportation issues by using your own campus setting for backyard field trips. Show students geographic concepts firsthand - even on the most urban of campuses! Receive pointers for connecting physical, cultural, and locational features that you may have missed. […]

APHG Exam Prep with iScore5!

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Summary Come hang out with iScore5 and get all of your questions answered about the AP Human Geography exam. The session will focus on your questions about best practices to prepare for the exam. For example, reviewing the structure of the exam - types of MCQ questions; types of FRQ questions; recent trends of FRQs. […]

Geography of Mudejar Spain & Portugal

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Summary After the fall of Zaragoza, the first taifa kingdom to be conquered by the kingdom of Aragon, the muslim & jewish population of Al Andalus became "mudayyan" (mudéjar): they lived under Christian rule. There is a progressive loss of rights but nevertheless the mudayyan population remained in their lands beyond the final disintegration of […]

Tips and Tricks to prepare students for the AP Exam

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Summary In partnership with College Board, this webinar will provide strategies and ideas to help prepare your students for the AP exam. There will be McQ strategies, review of the FRQ task verbs and an overview of the exam itself. About the Presenter Jaela Vazquez leads AP Human Geography classes at Coral Reef Senior High […]