Community Atlas Projects – GIS, Mapping and More!

Community Atlas Projects Unwind by Attending a presentation of high-interest technology-rich projects on a Friday afternoon in a classroom near you! Ina Ahern, Scott Semmens and Bob Woolner will present past Community Atlas Projects (local community mapping of topics of interest to students) and discuss and explore the direction of future ESRI sponsored projects, using web-based mapping and Silverlight presentations. Starting at 4:00pm, and ending close to 6:00pm in each location (attend any 1 road-show), you will be shown past projects that take students out of the classroom to create maps of their own community using technology including GPS to GIS through web-page creation. This on-going project opportunity created by ESRI has brought GIS into schools and classrooms all over the country. Learn how you can begin a simple project this year, and expand on the use of technology in the future. Refreshments and door prizes will be given. Friday April 15th, Keene State College229 Main Street Putnam Science Center, room 264 Keene, New Hampshire 03435 42 degrees, 55’ 38.46”N 72 degrees 16’ 46.84”W Or… Friday May 13th, Mast Way School23 Mast Road Lee New Hampshire 03861 43 07’31.64 N” 71 00′ 28.54”W 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 Register...

Teaching Resources Highlight: New European Union Lesson Plans

This modular series of ten EU lesson plans was prepared by the European Union Delegation to the United States. The lessons are designed to support History and Social Sciences curricula in the United States for grades 9-12 and can be adapted for middle school students. Developed by educators, the lessons can be used as stand-alone units or as a series. Each lesson (in PDF format) is accompanied by a PowerPoint with additional information to support the presentation. These lessons will be updated periodically to correlate with new developments in the European Union. Lesson 1: A Rationale for Studying Europe: The Changing Context of EU-US Relations PowerPoint: Why should students in the United States study Europe and the European Union Lesson 2: The Geography of Europe PowerPoint: Where in the world is the European Union Lesson 3: Cultural Identity PowerPoint: How does cultural diversity impact political identity. Lesson 4: The Founding and Development of the European Union PowerPoint: How did Europe transition from a period of conflict to a period of sustained peace. Lesson 5: Structure of Government within the EU PowerPoint: How does the structure of government within the EU compare with the Structure of government in the US Lesson 6: The EU’s Economic and Monetary Union Powerpoint: How do individuals, businesses and economies benefit from using the Euro Lesson 7: The Single Market and Free Trade PowerPoint: How has the single market benefited millions of Europeans Lesson 8: Immigration to the European Union PowerPoint: Why do individuals want to move into the European Union Lesson 9: The Environment, Energy and Climate Change PowerPoint: How is the EU addressing...

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...

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...