UNH Summer Program in Cambridge

The program offers very good value:  8 credits, available for graduate or undergraduate credit, taught by UNH and Cambridge University faculty; room and board; excursion fees, including a bonus weekend in Edinburgh; theater tickets; opportunities to learn about doing graduate work in the UK and advice on applying, for example.   This summer, we will be offering courses especially well-suited to middle- and high-school teachers (check them out), and it would be a wonderful way to earn credits and have a fantastic, enriching summer.  We’ll work with current and aspiring teachers to make sure they have a professional experience that matches their needs.   The program is in its 27th year, and is much loved by its alumni.  Who could resist?  Reading literature, visiting historical landmarks, trying your hand at travel writing, travelling through the UK, going to the theater, exploring the local pubs and clubs, and living in a 16th century British college (home to Crick, Venn, Hawking and countless others; next door to Newton’s college; in a town filled with the haunts of Virginia Woolf, Lord Byron, and countless other luminaries from British history and culture) What an opportunity to expand their horizons!   Learn more at:...

GeoMentors Help Students See the World in New Ways

Hundreds of professionals have stepped forward, through the new GeoMentor Program from National Geographic and ESRI, to help students better understand their world. These volunteers are ready to share insights into the importance of geography and the geo-technologies increasingly used in the workplace for analysis and problem-solving. Each GeoMentor has registered through www.GeoMentor.org and is ready to connect with a classroom or afterschool educator to determine how they can help enrich students’ learning. Educators who work with students in grades K-16 are invited to sign up to locate a GeoMentor who can help with projects and programs. The GeoMentor Program site has a database and map feature that enables educators to browse for potential GeoMentor volunteers who have expressed interest in helping different age groups with a variety of opportunities. These range from National Geographic hands-on activities teaching fundamental geography skills to ideas for using geo-technologies online, GPS, and more from ESRI. With Geography Awareness Week and GISDay coming up the third week of November, now is a great time to contact a volunteer from your local area or at a distance who can inspire students to learn more about how geo-tools and insights are changing how we tackle and solve problems from local to global scales. To sign up today, go to www.Geomentor.org! ——————————————————————————– GeoMentor link: http://geomentor.org GAWeek Link: http://mywonderfulworld.org/gaw.html GISDay link: http://gisday.com/ ArcNews Summer: http://www.esri.com/news/arcnews/summer09articles/geo-learning.html ArcNews Fall:...

Geography Awareness Week, Nov 15-21

Start preparing now for Geography Awareness Week, November 15-21, 2009! Get Lost in Mapping: Find Your Place in the World Go to GeographyAwarenessWeek.org and get lost in maps: big & small, high-tech & low-tech! Take the test: Is your school global? Get wired: Help students see how mapping technologies are reshaping how we live and learn. Teach about the world in new ways: Explore standards-based lessons Celebrate! Get tips and resources to host a GAWeek event, including FREE National Geographic downloads and materials Help give students powerful global knowledge! GeographyAwarenessWeek.org ********************   At GeographyAwarenessWeek.org, you can piece together a poster-size map for your bedroom wall or a giant map for your school gymnasium. Take a virtual world tour with Google Earth and watch a video that explains how today’s geospatial revolution is changing everything from shipping to warfare. Test your skills with the Expedition 2 game and a Mystery Location quiz. You can even join 100,000 “map activists” by participating in a blog-a-thon, hosting a Geography Awareness Week event, or signing up for the new GeoMentor program. There’s something for everyone at GeographyAwarenessWeek.org. So get lost in mapping: Find your place in the...

Nat Geo's Giant Maps.

The following link will take you to a short video of  Giant Maps in action. Giant Asia Map comes to town.  Video courtesy of the Washington Geographic...

Atlases.

Available for sale from New Hampshire Geographic. New Hampshire Atlas Rhode Island Atlas Vermont Atlas Massachusetts Atlas Connecticut Atlas   New Hampshire Atlas The New Hampshire atlas was published in March of 2004 by the Geography Department at Keene State College. This atlas is geared to enhance the teaching unit on New Hampshire in fourth grade, but might be used for other grades as well. It has 28 pages, including the front and back cover, and has 21 pages of color maps. There are several different types of maps including topics such as basic location, physical features, culture, and historical information. The atlas also includes a section of New Hampshire facts, a section of statistical information of the counties and towns, and a few color photographs of various locations around the state. The atlases of Vermont, Rhode Island, Massachusettes and Connecticut follow a similar format as the New Hampshire Atlas. Atlas Ideas. To request a copy of the atlas, write to Dr. Albert Rydant, Dept. of Geography, Keene State College, 229 Main Street, Keene, NH 03431-2001 or contact Al Rydant at 603-358-2508 or arydant@keene.edu. The cost is $7.00 each – for an order of 50 or more atlases the cost is $6.00 each – which includes shipping and handling. Checks should be made out to Keene State College – with ‘Atlas’ in the memo line – and sent to Al Rydant, 229 Main St, Keene, New Hampshire 03453-2001 (see order form). Atlas Sample Pages (these are pdf files): Rhode Island Atlas Sample Page Rhode Island Atlas Sample Page 2 New Hampshire Atlas Sample Page Vermont Atlas Sample Page Vermont...