Join geographer Joseph Kerski as we explore easy and powerful ways to teach and learn about change over space and time using web-based Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and mapping tools. These tools, such as ArcGIS Online and story maps, can be effectively used to analyze historical events, population and demographics, land use, watersheds, natural hazards, and economic data from local to global scale. This webinar will demonstrate how to teach with these freely available online tools, data sets, and curricular components, and how you can get started
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February 6: Analyzing Change Over Space and Time in Social Studies with Web Mapping Tools
Analyze how historical events, population and demographics, land use, natural hazards, and economics have effected local and global changes using free,web-based Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and mapping tools.
February 27: Bringing the Great War Home with WebMaps and 3-D Videos
Using the Teaching and Mapping the Geography of the Meuse Argonne Offensive website, an online resource was designed by teachers, we will show you how to make the teaching of World War I more relevant and applicable to today's students with ready-to-go lesson plans, interactive WebGIS maps, primary sources, and 3-D videos from the western front.
March 13: Mapping Current Events: A Newsela and Google Adventure
Educators will be guided through an interactive activity using Newsela current events and Google Maps. Participants will walk away with a lesson plan for immediate classroom applications.
The Teaching and Mapping the Geography of the Meuse Argonne Offensive website was designed to help teachers and students, alike gain a deeper understanding and appreciation for the achievement, service, and sacrifice that occurred on the hills, fields, roads, towns, and farms of the Western Front between September 26th and November 11th 1918.
Contained in this website are a number of classroom ready resources and lesson plans that leverage interactive technologies (layered web maps, 3-D videos, and geo-tagged primary sources) to help you and your students see and analyze what our doughboys experienced, sacrificed, and achieved during World War I. It is our hope that these technologies help you grasp why General Pershing explained that the Meuse Argonne offensive "stands out as one of the very great achievements in the history of American Arms."
Join this webinar to learn more about the Sikh-American community. Sikhism is the fifth largest World Religion with 25 million followers and Sikhs have been in America for over 130 years. Find out about their religion, culture, identity and values. Discover NCSS endorsed resources about Sikhism which you can use in your classroom!