Track Santa

Santa’s elves have been busier than usual this year preparing. Visit Santa’s Village to see what’s been going on, and join in on the...

A national award for outstanding seventh-graders

Each year, the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Young Scholars Program honors 50 to 75 seventh-graders who can demonstrate outstanding academic ability, accomplishments outside of the classroom, and significant financial need. The award is extremely competitive, but those selected receive financial support for educational and extracurricular activities, as well as one-on-one help applying to high schools, colleges, summer programs, and more. Please spread the word, including the attached materials, to any educators, families, or organizations that might be interested. 2011 applications will be available in mid-January at www.jkcf.org/scholarships/young-scholars-program. Anyone with questions should feel free to contact the Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth at 410-735-6270 or jkcinfo@jhu.edu. Young Scholars Program Brochure_English Young Scholars Program Brochure_Spanish Young Scholars Program Fact Sheet Young Scholars Program Poster — Jack Kent Cooke Foundation The Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth (CTY) McAuley Hall 5801 Smith Avenue, Suite 400 Baltimore, MD 21209 email: jkcinfo@jhu.edu phone: 410-735-6270 web:...

Teaching Resources Highlight: New European Union Lesson Plans

This modular series of ten EU lesson plans was prepared by the European Union Delegation to the United States. The lessons are designed to support History and Social Sciences curricula in the United States for grades 9-12 and can be adapted for middle school students. Developed by educators, the lessons can be used as stand-alone units or as a series. Each lesson (in PDF format) is accompanied by a PowerPoint with additional information to support the presentation. These lessons will be updated periodically to correlate with new developments in the European Union. Lesson 1: A Rationale for Studying Europe: The Changing Context of EU-US Relations PowerPoint: Why should students in the United States study Europe and the European Union Lesson 2: The Geography of Europe PowerPoint: Where in the world is the European Union Lesson 3: Cultural Identity PowerPoint: How does cultural diversity impact political identity. Lesson 4: The Founding and Development of the European Union PowerPoint: How did Europe transition from a period of conflict to a period of sustained peace. Lesson 5: Structure of Government within the EU PowerPoint: How does the structure of government within the EU compare with the Structure of government in the US Lesson 6: The EU’s Economic and Monetary Union Powerpoint: How do individuals, businesses and economies benefit from using the Euro Lesson 7: The Single Market and Free Trade PowerPoint: How has the single market benefited millions of Europeans Lesson 8: Immigration to the European Union PowerPoint: Why do individuals want to move into the European Union Lesson 9: The Environment, Energy and Climate Change PowerPoint: How is the EU addressing...

UPCOMING LIVE NCGE WEBINARS

Come join us for an NCGE Live webinar! Who? The National Council for Geographic Education What? Our Live webinar series. Where? You can link directly to any webinar by signing up via this website. When? Check below for upcoming webinars! Why? To learn some new skills and to interact with geography educator colleagues. How? NCGE’s webinar series offers robust interactive activities: You will be able to see the screen of the presenter and hear the presenter via the telephone, as well as interact with colleagues via the online chat and phone call about the topic being presented. Cost? NCGE webinars are FREE to members and $20.00 for non-members. UPCOMING LIVE NCGE WEBINARS: SIGN UP TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT TODAY! ——————————————————————————– FEBRUARY 21, 2011: LEARNING THE LANDSCAPES: ART, GEOGRAPHY, AND TRAVEL IN THE CLASSROOM Webinar: Learning the Landscapes: Art, Geography and Travel in the Classroom Date & Time(s): Monday, Feburary 21- 12am GMT / 7pm Eastern / 6pm Central / 5pm Mountain / 4pm Pacific / 3pm Alaska / 2pm Hawaii Description: This webinar will look at an innovative cross curricular project based around Geography and Art and a school’s established International link with a school in Guangzhou. The project uses modern art, GIS and photography via Birmingham’s Museum and art gallery and student’s photographs and experiences to look at the growth, urbanisation and redevelopment of the cities of Guangzhou and Beijing in China. Join us for the adventure! Presenter: Bob Lang, FRGS C.Geog of King Edward VI Five Ways School, Birmingham, UK Click here to ENROLL NOW ——————————————————————————– MARCH 21, 2011: PREPARING FOR THE AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY TEST Webinar:...

GEOGRAPHY EDUCATION MATTERS VIDEO CONTEST

Could you produce a video that inspires excellence in geography education? How would you like to win $500! Show us your creative side by entering NCGE’s Geography Education Matters Video Contest! Please keep reading below for more information! GEOGRAPHY EDUCATION MATTERS VIDEO CONTEST WHAT Create a video no more than 3 Minutes in length that best explains Why Geography Education Matters. WHO This contest is open to anyone of any age, but must be submitted by a person 18 years of age or older. HOW 1. Create your video and post it to www.youtube.com or www.teachertube.com and don’t forget to note the URL of your video. 2. Then complete and submit the GEM Video Contest Form. This form can be found on the main page of the NCGE web-site. Click here to be taken to www.ncge.org WHEN 1. Videos must be submitted by Midnight Eastern Time on November 30, 2010. 2. Videos will be judged by an official NCGE panel.Winners will be announced on December 23, 2010! $500 USD in prize money will be awarded for each of the top 5 videos! For more detailed information and contest disclaimers please click HERE to download a PDF copy of the GEM Video Contest...