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...

“Trekking the Planet.”

On January 28th, 2012, two Trekking the Planet travelers will embark on a 426-day expedition to explore the cities, peoples, history, economics, topography, nature and customs of 50 countries on six continents, along with treks into 11 of the world’s most remote and unspoiled places of natural or cultural significance. Special focus will be on the environment and on sustainability practices, highlighting where the world is being threatened or improved. The mission of this nonprofit and fully funded venture will be to provide materials while en route to help schools all over the world to better educate students about human and physical geography in new and exciting ways. Teachers will be able to access each of the 60 planned weekly four-page modules online as potential enrichments to geography lessons already being taught. TTP’s travelers will also provide emails, photography, interviews, audio and video while traveling around the world. Maps and coordinates will highlight these locations. Students can formulate and post questions to be answered by the travelers in the subsequent week’s materials. Teachers may find the information provided as useful reference material for student use in assigned reports or student-created media incorporating pictures or video. To view the subscription form, go to http://www.trekkingtheplanet.net/educators . If you care to scroll down below the form, you can view a typical educational module that teachers will receive weekly.     Also available for download...

Geospatial Technology & Social Studies:

Connecting the Past, Present & Future Sponsored by the New Hampshire Council for Social Studies, the New Hampshire Geographic Alliance and the State of New Hampshire Department of Education. Begin the Summer with a high-interest technology-rich workshop- Monday & Tuesday, June 27 and 28, 2011 Hopkinton Middle High School 297 Park Avenue Contoocook, New Hampshire 03229 Through direct instruction and guided exploration, 15 New Hampshire teachers will: Explore on-line digital mapping technology (ArcGIS Explorer On-Line) modify existing lessons and create new lessons that can be used in their own classrooms. Use GPS hand-held units in the field, and learn how to borrow a full set for classroom use. Teachers will also learn how to access data acquired by the hand-held units to create maps of local interest. Learn to use ArcGIS through implementation of modules of instruction from existing published lessons in “Mapping Our World”. Participants will have a site-license for ArcGIS to take back to their school. Import and manipulate images and data for effective display in GIS formats. Get support during the Summer and Fall for software installation and implementation! Earn up to $250 for implementation of classroom lessons, & presentation to fellow faculty! Space is limited! Act Now! For more information, and to register, contact: Ina Ahern at IAhern@prhs.sau48.org 603 536-1444 Bob Woolner at rwoolner@hopkintonschools.org 603 746-4167 or 603 464-3826...

Roundup of Egypt resources through the Outreach Center

As the events in Egypt continue to unfold the Outreach Center will keep you informed about all relevant resources available both on-campus and on-line. Please find below links to current materials and events. A fact sheet on Egypt and Tunisia is now available at the Outreach Center home page: Fact Sheet A resource page including video and audio clips from Harvard faculty and affiliates are now available through the CMES web site: Here and Now” from Web 2 Feb Minnesota Public Radio’s “Midday with Gary Eichten” today at 12:06 EST: Livestream Listen later A panel of CMES Scholars, Harvard faculty and affiliates titled “Tunisia, Egypt, Lebanon: Changing Arab Politics?” will convene this evening, 3 February beginning at 6:00pm EST. Attend Livestream A webinar on “Egypt as a Teachable Moment” will convene on Monday 7 February. Unfortunately this event is now filled. We will continue to keep you informed of new resources, events and opportunities as they become available. The Choices Program: Egypt Uprising, Resources and Lesson...

New Hampshire Geographic alliance pairs with the State department of Education

In July geography and science teachers met At Conval High School for a week to develop lessons with a geo-science emphasis. All schools in New Hampshire are required to teach geography. It is often taught within the social studies discipline but physical geography fits very well within a science curriculum too. These lessons for Middle and High Schools can be used by both science and social studies teachers. It was a very successful week and we will begin posting the lessons over the next month. The first lesson will be the Path of the Black death lesson written by Chris Heider. Please continue to visit the website for more...