There is a critical need to address climate challenges rapidly and on a large scale. The Sustainability Community Engagement Project engages students in THE most important challenge of their lifetime- climate change and its myriad disruptions. No matter the reason for the lack of American engagement, what is most needed now as outlined in IPCC (2018) is “urgent, transformational change” in our social-ecological systems. The Resilience Project is an experiential project in community engagement that is expansive and frequently transformational for students researching, conducting sustainability, and creating resilience. Over the last decade, an Environmental Sustainability course employed project-based learning to engage students in community sustainability. To date, the course has produced over 700 community sustainability projects, across the Kansas City Metropolitan region and beyond. The course has since been shared with Dual Credit and other high school classes and an art institute foundation class
A neglected chapter in history of geographic education–the civil rights organization SNCC and the Freedom Schools it helped establish in 1964. Functioning as an alternative to Mississippi’s racially segregated and discriminatory public schools, Freedom Schools not only addressed the basic education needs of Black children but also created a curriculum to build their confidence and skills to question and mobilize against the historical and geographical forces behind White Supremacy. Long predating social justice teaching in mainstream classrooms, Freedom Schools produced a critical regional pedagogy to help students identify the regional conditions of their oppression in the South, compare life in Mississippi to other regions, and counter-map structures and scales of power behind racism.
Service Learning and Geospatial technology can empower your students and empower your lessons. This session will demonstrate examples of empowering you and your students to learn and serve at the same. We also explore how students will engage in humanitarian efforts from the comfort of your classroom. Teachers will also hear how they can possibly be financially supported in these efforts to engage their students in service learning.
Indigenous place names possess traditional knowledge, world view, and information related to spirituality and culture. Non-natives can better understand and respect Indigenous cultures by studying what the names reveal. Handouts.
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 resources are provided