Have you ever felt like your instincts as a social studies teacher were viewed as weird by the public at-large? It’s okay….you are not alone! At TCI, everything we do is by teachers for teachers!
Good teachers take advantage of hot books/movies to make connections with their students all the time. One of the white-hot movies out right now (based on a best-selling series) is The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. While some might wonder how to incorporate a fantasy book set in a post-apocalyptic North America, I’ve got three [...]
Posted: April 3rd, 2012 under Challenging Students, discussions, Educational Trends and Issues, Geography, Learning Styles, Multiple Intelligences, students, Teaching Strategies.
Tags: economics, Geography, government, literature connections, social studies, Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games
In this Mapping Lab, students work in pairs to complete a series of geography challenges that spiral in difficulty. First they label a physical map and a political map of Monsoon Asia to learn about the region’s physical and human geography. Then, to answer questions about the region, students simulate the use of geographic information [...]
Posted: March 16th, 2011 under Challenging Students, Classroom Technology, Geography, groupwork, Learning Styles, Multiple Intelligences, students, Teaching Strategies.
Tags: Geography, Japan, Lesson, Mapping Activity, Monsoon Asia
As I was reading an educational blog this morning, I saw this little widget on his blog that I thought was great. This widget by RevolverMaps lets you see where visitors to your site are from on a rotating globe. I thought it was novel and would be interesting for Geography teachers to put on [...]
TCI has been asked to participate in a new project funded by the National Science Foundation entitled “Establishing a Roadmap for Large-Scale Improvement of K-12 Education in Geographical Sciences.” I had the pleasure of recently meeting at the headquarters of National Geographic Society (NGS) in Washington D.C. with about fifty educators including teachers, district coordinators, [...]
Here is lesson seven from History Alive! The Ancient World and a geography challenge to conduct with students that will give them perspective on Egypt and the Near East. Help your students understand where this place is that’s being mentioned daily in the news. Take advantage of this teachable moment! You can download everything you need [...]
Posted: February 3rd, 2011 under Challenging Students, Classroom Management, Educational Trends and Issues, groupwork, History Alive! The Ancient World, Interactive Student Notebook, Multiple Intelligences, students, TCI info.
Tags: Egypt, Geography, history