Workshop on Turkish History & Culture

Local teachers are invited to attend a workshop on Turkish history & culture and could go on a tour of the country in July. The workshop, sponsored by the World Affairs Council of NH at Southern NH University in Manchester is free for teachers of grades 6-12. Three NH teachers who have attended the workshop will be chosen for the tour. Attendants are also eligible for professional development credit. To register call 314-7970 or go to...

New Lesson Plan

Check out our new lesson plan.The early elementary internet GIS lesson is in draft form and currently being piloted. Feel free to try it and give us your feedback. Where do American Toads...

New England Geographic Education Network Poster Contest

New Hampshire has joined the geography alliances of VT, RI, ME, MA, CT, to form a regional collaborative, the New England Geography Education Network (NEGEN). NEGEN advocates and supports shared expertise in content knowledge and organizational resources in order to achieve a broader regional impact in geography education. NEGEN is hosting a poster contest to kick off their new website. Following this year’s Geography Awareness Week Campaign, the theme of this contest is “Our New England Community”. Rules: 1. Only K-12 students living in the New England states are eligible to participate. 2. One piece of artwork per student in any medium. 3. All artwork must be created by the student. The entry must be conceptualized, developed, and completed by the student. If a parent or teacher has any doubt about the originality of the piece, it should not be submitted. 4. All artwork must be submitted electronically in a PDF format to lbryant1@keene.edu; a scanned piece of work is absolutely appropriate. 5. All entries must be submitted with a completed entry form. 6. All entries are due no later than November 1, 2011. 7. All entries will become property of NEGEN. Judging: Each entry will be judged by a panel of geographers and teachers from the New England Geography Education Network (NEGEN). There will be an equal amount of judges from each state. The entries will be judged according to the following criteria. All criterion is weighted equally. 1. Relevance to Theme 2. Artwork 3. Personal Expression Prize: The winner from each state will win a National Geographic Atlas. Their artwork will be showcased on the new website...

Analyzing Data Using Online Mapping

Tuesday, September 27, 2011. 8pm Eastern/ 7pm Central/6pm Mountain/5pm Pacific ( Need more time zones? ) *PARTNERSHIP WEBINAR: FREE for EVERYONE! Sponsored by Esri, Redlands, CA   Charlie Fitzpatrick Education Manager at Esri The generous folks from the Esri Education team are back with more ideas on those cool mapping tools. Maps don’t give up all their secrets right away; you often need to tease out info through analysis. Web-based mapping tools, for both Windows and Macintosh, permit significant data analysis. See how to analyze various types of data using just a web browser. Great ideas and implementation strategies for many classes, including AP Human Geography! Join us for amazing tools at the perfect price…free! REGISTER...

National Geographic's Strange Days on Planet Earth DVD

Free copies available courtesy of the NH Geographic Alliance & National Geographic Society: National Geographic’s Strange Days on Planet Earth DVDs Around the globe, experts are racing to solve a series of mysteries: how could a one-degree rise in average temperature have profound effects around the globe? How could crumbling houses in New Orleans be linked to voracious creatures from southern China? Hosted by actor-writer-director Edward Norton, this award-winning series uses state-of-the-art graphics and globe-spanning investigations to understand how our environment is changing and why. Episodes: Invaders The One Degree Factor Predators Troubled Waters Limit: One set of DVDs per school or college. First come, first...