Kristi Alvarez Award

Kristi Alvarez Award

Hello fellow geographers! Welcome back to a new school year! As you make your preparations for your classes, I would like you to reflect about a peer or mentor who has inspired you in your own teaching: specifically in how you bring geography alive in your classroom. This year the New Hampshire Geographic Alliance would like to honor a teacher who has been instrumental in improving geographic education in the state of New Hampshire with the Kristi Alvarez award at the NHCSS Conference in October. Please take a moment to nominate someone for this honor. Application Form The deadline for submission is September 15th. Lara Bryant Assistant Professor of Geography and Coordinator of the New Hampshire Geographic Alliance Keene State College 229 Main Street Keene, NH 03435-2001 603-358-2428...

Law Day for Teachers

The 2011 Law Day theme provides us with an opportunity to assess and celebrate the legacy of John Adams, explore the historical and contemporary role of lawyers in defending the rights of the accused, and renew our understanding of and appreciation for the fundamental principle of the rule of law. Visit www.lawday.org for more details. Stay tuned for additional resources, including lesson plans, the Law Day Planning Guide, planning tips and resources, and 2011 Themed Law Day products. Law Day for...

March is Women's History Month.

Accompanying this email is a sixth set of materials I created for your classroom to help you and your students celebrate this multiculturally themed event. See the attachment documents: 1) A starter list of American women achievers 2) A starter list of women achievers from all over the world 3) A revised and updated listing of websites about women’s lives, history, and issues 4) A varied listing of films and books by or about women 5) A two-page quiz on women’s history and its answer key 6) A two-page timeline of American women’s history from the 1840s-1990s 7) A brand new listing of free TV programming on PBS, Channel 13, on women’s history topics (EST) Enjoy, Adam...

We Help Teachers Explore the World!

Would you like to earn professional development/graduate school credit while seeing the world? Would your students benefit by learning from a teacher with first hand experience in other countries? Would you like to travel abroad on inexpensive trips designed specifically for educators? If this interests you please visit www.geeo.org. For the summer of 2011, GEEO is offering travel programs to India, China, Vietnam, Turkey / Syria / Jordan / Egypt, Ethiopia, South Africa / Mozambique / Zimbabwe / Botswana, Morocco, Argentina / Uruguay / Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Costa Rica and Guatemala / Belize / Mexico. Please go to www.geeo.org to find out more about GEEO’s 2011 travel opportunities. Feel free to contact GEEO if you have any questions toll free at 1-877-600-0105 or by email at jesse@geeo.org. See...

Black History Month Materials

Greetings Educators of America, February is Black History Month.below is a fifth set of materials I created for your classroom to help you and your students celebrate this multi culturally themed event. See the attachment documents; 1) A starter list of African American achievers 2) A revised and updated listing of websites about African American lives, history, issues, and culture 3) A brand new listing of free TV programming on PBS, Channel 13, on African American topics (EST) 4) A listing of selected African American films and books in a variety of genres Also available: Free Teacher-Training Webinars for Black History Month “Double Victory” Teacher Webinar The National WWII Museum celebrates Black History Month with a FREE teacher training webinar, titled Double Victory: African Americans in WWII. Explore the triumphs and challenges experienced by African Americans on the battle fronts and on the Home Front. Meet Pearl Harbor hero Dorie Miller, the Montford Point Marines, the Tuskegee Airmen and the seven African American Medal of Honor recipients. Learn about A. Philip Randolph’s push for racial equality in war factories and in the barracks and trace the historic path from Roosevelt’s Executive Order 8802 (establishing the Fair Employment Practices Committee in 1940) to President Truman’s Executive Order 9981 (desegregating the military in 1948). FREE classroom-ready lesson plans available to download at the end of the webinar. There are two opportunities to take part in this free webinar. Register below! Register for Double Victory on Tuesday, February 8, 2011, from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm CST Register for Double Victory on Thursday, February 10, 2011, from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm CST. Schedule a Double Victory Virtual Field...

Infusing Canada into the Curriculum

Spring Symposium Save the Date March 17th-19 2011            $100 in classroom materials Opportunity for collaboration Expert lectures on Canadian topics Support and stipend for lesson development Graduate Credit Available Online lesson publication Sponsored by: Office of Canadian Studies Outreach Canadian-American Center              University of Maine                           Franklin Pierce University                          New Hampshire Geographic Alliance             Contact Lara Bryant, lbryant1@Keene.edu for more information. 603-358-2428                              Nancy Gagnon:ngagnon@conval.edu (603) 547.3213 New Hampshire Geographic Alliance www.nhga.net Download...