Geography in the News

Geographer is next Prime Minister of United Kingdom

What is geography? It is a simple yet misleading question. Literally, it is derived from the Greek words “Geo” (Earth) and “graphy” (to write). Many people would probably answer that question with something related to maps or state capitals. Those answers do not even scratch the surface in describing the discipline of geography. The question was inspired by recent news reports that the next prime minster of the United Kingdom, Theresa May, is a geographer trained at Oxford University. Wait, but does a geographer have the “gravitas” and perspective to be a world leader? READ MORE CLICK on LINK ABOVE!

Giant Traveling Maps

National Geographic Giant Traveling Maps are enormously entertaining and educationally powerful tools for introducing geography and map reading skills to students, grades K-8.

What better way to teach young people the power of maps and the limitless depth of geography than a half court-sized map of a continent on which they can explore, travel from country to country, hop around, compete, collaborate and have lots of fun?

Journal of Geography – AP Human Geography issue

The Journal of the National Council for Geographic Education’s Issue 3 2016 is  special edition dedicated to AP Human Geography. Click this link to see the list of articles in this issue. Journal of Geography. If you are interested in a particular article, contact Idaho Geographic Alliance and request a copy.

NCLB – ESSA Comparison

KnowledgeWorks has created a handy side-by-side comparison of No Child Left Behind and Every Student Succeeds Act. Check it out here! http://www.knowledgeworks.org/sites/default/files/ESSA-Opportunities-Advance-Personalized-Learning.pdf

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