Here’s an update http://bit.ly/1s6nOC6 to my lesson on The Watsons Go to Birmingham-1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis.
I have created an update that utilizes the new map journal template. This new template enabled me to embed the lesson with pictures, websites and multiple maps. The student questions are embedded in the online interface but if you need a printed handout…that’s here.
Get your students thinking and mapping today!
Because much of my work these days is based in geospatial technologies, the notion of questions and problem solving is common among my colleagues’ discussions; however, that’s not the same elsewhere. As you plan your next year’s activities, perhaps we need to examine the right questions.
When you’re creating and planning experiences for students in the classroom, I like to consider the top questions that remind me of my English teacher days and teaching short story anatomy.
WHO: author, audience, subject
WHEN: context, history, time, year
WHERE: place, era, region, location
HOW: methods, plans, philosophy, organization, structure
WHY: purpose, explain, analyze, think, investigate, research
WHAT’S NEXT: plan, propose, conclude, consult
WHAT IF: suppose, conclude, plan, conjecture, imagine
And, ultimately the big question gets answered, “Why do I need to know this?”
Happy Victoria Day to our northern neighbours! (That’s a day celebrating Queen Victoria’s birthday with merriment and festivities!)
I have the honor of hearing many great geographers and scholars in my job as the Webinar Coordinator for the National Council for Geographic Education. This past Wednesday, our topic was Canada with Dave McDowell. He did a beautiful job sharing how we share so many aspects of climate, geography and population. In addition, he highlighted some amazing differences that present excellent examples to discuss in your classroom when comparing countries. He shared some excellent resources that I’m sure can benefit many folks out there!
I’ve been busy making books accessible in multiple formats over the last few months. My book is now available in digital PDF, Kindle and of course the good ol’ print version. In the coming weeks look for all the Carte Diem Press titles in multiple digital formats for your easy access to geospatial curriculum!
The whole team at GISetc is working hard to bring you everything you need to be geospatially successful in your environment…great deals on Esri Press books, buttons and fun stuff as well as solid lessons and activities for any age or environment. We even encourage you to get outdoors with our GPS books!
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