NCGE Annual Conference, July 31- August 3, Memphis TN
GENI Long Range Planning Board Meeting, August 23, IUPUI
IN US History Teachers Association, August 29, Indianapolis IHS IN History Center
IGIC Forum, September 23
GeoFest, October 17-18, Pokagon State Park
Indiana Non-Public Education Conference, October 23-24, Indianapolis Convention Center
Indiana Council for the Social Studies Annual Conference, November 14
National Geography Awareness Week, November 16-22
International GIS Day, November 19
Indiana International Festival, November 20-23, Indiana State Fairgrounds
GENI Strategic Planning Board Meeting, December 5-6
For the latest:
Indiana Social Studies Academic Standards
Indiana Math and ELA Academic Standards (approved April 28)
Social Studies Content Area Literacy (PDF 10 pgs.)
Science/Technical Studies Content Area Literacy (PDF 10 pgs.)
May 21: Virginia 8th grader Akhil Rekulapelli was named the <<<<
Geographic Bee winner
2014 Indiana Geographic Bee
1st - Sean Ives of Trinity Lutheran School in Crown Point wins second year!
2nd - Thomas Gatewood of Western Middle School, Russiaville
3rd - Ben Foley of Tri-North Middle School, Bloomington
For additional details, visit the 2014 IN Geographic Bee site
Sam Graves, Ben Foley, Sean Ives, Thomas Gatewood
(Moderator, 3rd Place, 1st Place, 2nd Place)
THANK YOU to the Lilly Endowment, Inc.,
IUPUI School of Liberal Arts and
Department of Geography
the Indiana Geographic Information Council/Officer
for production support!!
Sam Graves of IUPUI's Consider This!
moderated the Final Round.
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!
The guide, Interconnections, is an alignment of the Common Core
English Language Arts with Literacy in Social Studies, Science, and
Technical Subjects to the Geography for Life: National Geography
Standards, Second Edition.
National Geographic Bee sponsor Google produced a great short video about
What Can You Do With Geography?
cut and paste into your browser:
Teaching Geography is Fundamental Act
Why do we need better geography education? Check out the latest Roper Poll on Geographic Literacy and you will have your answers! Read on...
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.