New Geography for Life Standards

As many of you know the revised Geography for Life standards are now available. CS4 members will be receiving a complimentary copy from the Geography National Implementation Project (GENIP) committee which is comprised of National Geographic, National Council for Geographic Education, Association of American Geographers and the American Geographical Society. However, while you wait for your hard copy below are links to the national geography standards pages on the National Geographic Education website for your convenience. National Standards (main collection page) Note that we had to exclude the geographic skills for this first push; our goal is to add them before the end of 2012. National Geography Standards Index (index page for all 18 standards) National Geography Standard 1 National Geography Standard 2 National Geography Standard 3 National Geography Standard 4 National Geography Standard 5 National Geography Standard 6 National Geography Standard 7 National Geography Standard 8 National Geography Standard 9 National Geography Standard 10 National Geography Standard 11 National Geography Standard 12 National Geography Standard 13 National Geography Standard 14 National Geography Standard 15 National Geography Standard 16 National Geography Standard 17 National Geography Standard 18 Geographic Perspectives (main...

Building a Survival Shelter Workshop

Saturday, October 20 (no rain date) Gould Hill Farm, 656 Gould Hill Rd., Contoocook, NH 2 PM – 4 PM The greatest danger to the lost or injured hiker is hypothermia. Learn to recognize the warning signs of hypothermia, the mechanisms of heat loss, and how to build a survival shelter using just what nature has to offer. For ages 15 – adult (ages 13 or 14 with an adult). Preregistration required. Registration limited to 10. Call 746-6121 to register or for more information. $20, museum members. $25, nonmembers All proceeds benefit the Museum. Instructor information: Rudy Bourget has 40+ yrs. outdoor & wilderness survival skills experience and has been very active in Boy and Cub Scout leadership and training for nearly 20 years. He was a founding member of the White Mountain Primitive Skills Group and has presented primitive skills programs at the New England Primitive & Maine Primitive Gatherings. More information about the instructor can be found at:...

Map and Compass Workshop

Saturday, October 20; raindate, October 21 Gould Hill Farm, 656 Gould Hill Rd., Contoocook, NH 11 AM – 1 PM Every year we hear stories about people getting lost in the woods; too often the story ends with tragedy. Learn skills including map reading, using a compass, and basic GPS that will reduce your chances of getting lost in the woods and increase the likelihood of being found safely. The program for grades 9 – adult. Preregistration is required. Registration is limited to 10. Call 746-6121 to register or for more information. $20, museum members. $25, nonmembers All proceeds benefit the...
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...
Belize- UNH Teacher Program

Belize- UNH Teacher Program

The University of New Hampshire announces an educational, professional, and cultural opportunity. Visit town and village schools. Participate in teacher training. Talk with government officials and education leaders. Experience the unique marine environment of Belize’s coral reef. Explore local sites of interest such as a rainforest, banana plantation, preserve, or Mayan ruin. Earn four graduate credits: Education 880   Informational Slide Shows August 21, 3:30 pm, Rye Jr. High, Rye Sept. 18, 4 Pm, Morrill Hall, UNH Sept.24, 4 Pm, Rye Jr. High, Rye Oct.3, 4 PM, Morrill Hall, UNH   Travel to Belize February 23-March 3, 2013 (tentatively)   Information & Applications Belize-UNH Teacher Program Dept. of Education Morrill Hall UNH Durham, NH 03824-3595 (603) 862-2310 http://www.unh.edu/education?Belize Application Deadline: Mid-October,...