Puerto Rican Heritage Month

Greetings Educators of America, October 15 – November 15 is Puerto Rican Heritage Month. Accompanying this email is a second 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 Puerto Rican achievers 2) A revised and updated listing of websites about Puerto Rican lives, history, issues, and culture 3) A one-page history of Puerto Rico 4) A varied listing of films about Puerto Rican lives and themes Enjoy, Adam...

The New Hampshire Council for the Social Studies

The New Hampshire Council for the Social Studies is seeking proposals to fill out its offerings at the October 28, 2010 conference. The areas we are seeking in particular: New Hampshire History- All grades World History- Elementary Economics- Elementary Geography- Elementary/Middle Advanced Placement- All Social Studies Subjects The deadline of May 3 has been extended to May...

Call for 2010 NCGE Award Nominations

Greetings from NCGE with a friendly reminder to all members to consider submitting nominations for one of the many prestigious NCGE awards for 2010. Award winners will be recognized at the 2010 NCGE meeting in beautiful Savannah, Georgia September 29-October 3, 2010. (The call for proposals for the National Conference for Geographic Education will be coming out in the next few days.) As you know, each year NCGE honors individuals who make a difference in geography education–teachers, mentors, students, researchers, and authors. Please consider the different NCGE awards and think about someone who deserves recognition for their work and dedication to geography education. For more information and nomination procedures, please go to the awards page at our website (www.ncge.org)  http://www.ncge.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=3286   Questions, please contact NCGE at...

Student Video Contest: Be the Change

Challenge your students to take global issues beyond the classroom. The Choices Program invites students in grades 9-12 to create a 2-minute video detailing a global issue that matters to them and what they are doing to make a change in their school, neighborhood, or beyond.  We are looking for videos that are creative, compelling, and informative. Three winners will be selected to receive a Flip Ultra™ video camera. Videos must be submitted by April 16, 2010. For more details visit: www.choices.edu/bethechange        ...

Making Maps the Google Way & GIS on pennies a day Test Drive

The VT Center for Geographic Information is partnering with UNH Extension to bring two hands-on workshops to VT Technical College in Randolph on March 30. $50/workshop. 1) 9AM – NOON: Learn how to make interactive and 3D maps using free Google mapping tools! This course explores the basics of Google Earth and Google Maps with a special focus on creating your own maps to share with others. Make Google Earth and Google Maps work for you on PC’s and Macs! Description: http://extension.unh.edu/GISGPS/GISGPSTO.htm#TO_GW Register: https://www.events.unh.edu/RegistrationForm.pm?event_id=6712 2) 1PM -4PM: Take a variety of full-functioned, free GIS programs for a test drive! After a brief intro to the software, hands-on exercises will provide a framework to learn the basics of the programs, including how to create maps, edit GIS data and do basic geoprocessing. Participants are encouraged to bring their own data to use after they understand the basics of the software. Description: http://extension.unh.edu/GISGPS/GISGPSTO.htm#TO_10CTD Register: https://www.events.unh.edu/RegistrationForm.pm?event_id=6713 Questions: VCGI – 802-882-3002;...

Track Santa.

Countdown to Santa’s flight! Track Santa as he flies around the world. Track Santa with...