From Big Macs to Goats: Using a Variety of Geographic Resources to Develop Interesting Interactive Lessons
Website for some of the activities in the PowerPoint: http://hhsrobinson.org/HHSRobinson/GA.html
Geographic Instructional Strategies in Achieving Success with TEAM Observations
Tennessee Tabletop Map
Trampolines, Toilets, and Tents: Teaching Development in a Social Studies Class
Story Maps and Resources for Grades 3-8
Story Maps and Resources for Grades 3-8: Engage students with Story Maps that develop geographic literacy. These story maps will display state primary resources to know and consider. Support materials for regular education and modified students will be provided. Story Maps present a linear, place-based narrative featuring images or videos. Each “story point” in the narrative is geo-located. Users have the option of clicking sequentially through the narrative, or they can browse by interacting with the map or using the thumbnail carousel. The resources as provided by the creators are provided in zip files; they are editable to suit your needs.
Early in 2014 the Network of Alliances for Geographic Education was given a challenge to use a new tool; MapMaker Interactive from National Geographic, to develop 50 “state tours” of the United States. Presently there are 31 states plus Canada that are active. Access the The GeoTour website HERE.
Create your own Story Map
Create Your Own Story Map: Create your own entry level Story Map in less than an hour. Participants will have to have their own laptop/tablet and create their own personal Esri account (free). It is highly recommended that you sign up and have a login/password prior to the session. We will be using the Esri Story Map Tutorial. Esri's Story Map Tour℠ app is ideal when you want to present a linear, place-based narrative featuring images or videos. Each “story point” in the narrative is geo-located. Users have the option of clicking sequentially through the narrative, or they can browse by interacting with the map or using the thumbnail carousel. Start at the Esri Story Map Tutorial (STEP 1) for creating a Story Map by scratch. If you would like to receive in depth training at your school or district, contact Brian Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org.