Indiana Geographic Bee 2013
Cuba in the Summer of 2013
Join Dr. Tim Brothers for a summer course to learn about and to visit Cuba. Undergraduate, graduate, and Professional Growth Points are available.
All Over the Map: 10 Ways to Teach About Geography
The New York Times, through The Learning Network (Teaching & Learning with the New York Times), has focused an article on various ways that teaching Geography can be accomplished utilizing the newspaper. Items are, also, related to the National Geography Standards.
Geography Book Blog
Now available at GENI's Geography Book Blog site
Educators, geographers, geo-spatial technology professionals, and geographically literate citizens expressed a desire to read geographically-related books and to share thoughts about the books. The second two books are How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World by Marjorie Priceman and Where Am I Wearing? by Kelsey Timmerman (a Muncie native). The purpose for the Geography Book Blog is not necessarily for classroom applications but for improving geographic literacy: enjoyment, intellectual enrichment, and awareness.
Advance Placement Human Geography Portal
The National Geographic Education website has created a portal for teaching and learning resources dedicated to the major topics taught in the APHG course. Visit the site often as it is constantly growing.
APHG / ELA Connections
A document highlighting a few of the English/Language Arts Common Core Standards connections to the Advanced Placement Human Geography Standards. The document is a starting point. Please share your additions!
Youth World Map Competition
The 20th annual Barbara Petchenick International Map Competition, organized by the
International Cartographic Association. The competition is open to children and
youth age 16 and under and is organized into 4 different age groupings: under 6,
ages 6-8, ages 9-12, and ages 12-16. The aim of the competition is to promote
children's creative representation of the world, to enhance their cartographic
awareness and to make them conscious of their environment.
The guide, Interconnections, is an alignment of the Common Core
English Language Arts with Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and
Technical Subjects to the Geography for Life: National Geography
Standards, Second Edition. National Geographic Education is making this
draft guide available for public comment as we continue to refine it. Please click
on this link to share your feedback with us. The final guide will be
available in March of 2013.
National Geographic Bee sponsor Google produced a great short video about
What Can You Do With Geography?
cut and paste into your browser:
Indiana Geographic Literacy Advocates,
need your help!!!
Please contact our federal Senators and
Representatives to urge them to support a bill (the Teaching Geography is
Fundamental Act) that would authorize $15 million annually over the next
five years for teacher-training and materials in geographic education. Did you
know that Geography is the ONLY federally-recognized core subject that has not
received dedicated federal funding since No Child Left Behind was signed into
law in 2002? Not one dime. Yet, every other core subject receives
will help our cause if the Members of Congress have
heard from YOU (their Indiana constituents) about the importance of geography education and geographic literacy, and
about the existence of the Teaching Geography is Fundamental Act. I
urge you to join me in a chorus of support for action by Congress.
are who our elected officials want to hear from.
can go to SpeakUpForGeography.org and
send pre-written letters directly to your Senators and Representative. It only
takes a minute to show support for K-12 geography education in our schools. By
the time I visit Capitol Hill, our Members of Congress will know that
I am speaking on behalf of an accomplished group of educators, curriculum
coordinators, university professors, professional geographers, and IN citizens
who are making a difference throughout the state.
YOU for considering this opportunity to help put geography "back on the map"
with federal support. I am proud to represent Geography Education to our elected officials, and I am hopeful that we can correct the troubling oversight that
leaves Geography alone without federal funding.
Explore the many careers in Geography!
The study of geography helps people understand, think knowledgeably, and make decisions about the world in which they live. Indiana interacts with the world at large, and, therefore, every citizen in the state needs to be geographically literate and environmentally responsible. Geography Educators' Network of Indiana, Inc. (GENI) exists to promote the value and significance of geography in Indiana, the importance of geography in the curricula of Indiana's K-12 schools, colleges and universities, opportunities for pre-service and in-service training in geography for Indiana teachers, and the availability of materials for the teaching and learning of geography in Indiana.