Welcome to the PreK/Elementary Strand Session meeting Room.  Below you will find all of the sessions that focus on PreK/Elementary school grade-level content.

Geography at Home, in the Car, and at School: K-7 Activity Booklets

With portability in mind, the Arizona Geographic Alliance created a set of K-7 activity booklets to engage students in geography activities through all kinds of settings. Available in hard copy and online, these booklets emphasize learning about our environment, how geography interplays with history, spatial thinking, and geographic vocabulary. These 16-page booklets contain fun activities designed for students to complete with little or no adult instruction. Answer keys are provided in the booklets.

1:05 - 1:50 (EST)

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K-2 Geography 1: Treasure Hunts, Classroom models, and Playground Maps:

This session is about the autumn part of a yearlong K-2 geography package. The core of the autumn module is an engaging multi-week treasure-map project, complete with forms and rubrics for a number of diagnostic, scaffold, and ELA/math spinoff mini-activities. Supporting materials include reading guides, curriculum planning docs, activity forms, and a Primary Classroom Geography Kit. Session participants will get a brief review of neuroscience research about spatial reasoning and math education, see examples of student work, discuss ways of adapting the materials to fit local conditions, and get access to a K-8 curriculum website

2:05 - 2:50 (EST)

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Collaborative Adventures in Elementary Social Studies through Mystery Skypes

Engage your students in the amazing adventure of learning about the geography of the United States through Mystery Skypes as they collaborate with students in different states across the nation!

3:05 - 3:50 (EST)

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K-2 Geography 2 – Animal Stories, Region Maps, and Journey Scrolls:

This session is about the winter and spring parts of a yearlong K-2 curriculum package. The core of the package is a set of guided reading activities with map support and an engaging multiweek field trip project, complete with forms and rubrics for a number of diagnostic, scaffold, and ELA/math spinoff mini-activities. Supporting materials include reading guides, curriculum planning docs, activity forms, and a Primary Classroom Geography Kit. Session participants will get a brief review of neuroscience research about spatial reasoning and literacy education, see examples of student work, discuss ways of adapting the materials to fit local conditions and get access to a K-8 curriculum website.

4:05 - 4:50 (EST)

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