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NCGE 2017 – Using Story Maps as Student Presentations

Get ideas, examples and practice in utilizing free online tools to foster key connections between geography and core subject material.  We explore examples from literature class and discuss other ready-to-use maps to help students do research presenations or projects....
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NCGE 2017 – Teaching Geography across the Core

Examining how to teach spatial thinking in American Literature and Mathematics with the use of activities based on online mapping tools.
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NCGE 2017 – Peace and War: Visualizing the Geography of War in Literature and History

Explore maps and activities that connect literature, history, and geography.  We use online mapping tools to help students explore the importance of place to better understand works set in historic wars by authors such as Ernest Hemingway, John Hersey, and Stephen...
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Where’s that book?

After spending the spring semester working on the American Literature GeoInquiries™  and being a general map and book nerd, I loved seeing this story map by Susan Straight that shows the location of over 700 books! What's not to...
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Learn ArcGIS Online at Louisiana Tech this summer

Power of Data Workshop May 30 – June 2, 2017  | 8:30am – 12:30pm each dayLearn how to integrate Geographic Information Systems (GIS) into your curriculum using ArcGIS online. Louisiana Tech University, Ruston...
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American Literature GeoInquiries are HERE!!!

To say that I'm excited about this release is a gross understatement!  In total we'll have 15 of these short, map-based activities that enlighten the study of commonly taught American Literature works and their authors. The announcement on GeoNet from Esri is: "The...
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