Geography Awareness Week 2013
"Geography and the New Age of Exploration"
Indiana GAW 2013 Bookmark Contest
Visit the NGS GAW website for LOTS of possibilities!
International GIS Day, November 20
Indiana GIS Day
Purdue GIS Day
GIS Day at Indiana University
Indiana Broadband Map
- What is it?
- What type of information does the map convey?
- Why is it important to Indiana's economy?
- How does broadband impact your life?
Lesson Plan for IN high school students: GHW, APHG
Don't Get Left Behind!
Download the postcard above to share with students, parents, citizens about engaging with the Indiana Broadband Map to make Indiana a more viable place to work and live!
To learn more about Indiana and broadband, visit http://www.in.gov/gis/Broadband.htm
To participate in an on-line broadband data test in your community, visit http://www.indianabroadbandmap.com
Indiana Council for the Social Studies
Annual Conference -- Friday, November 8, Crowne Plaza Indpls.
Social Studies: Connecting Our World
ICSS Conference Central
National Geography Awareness Week, November 17-23
International GIS Day, November 20
Indiana International Festival, November 20-24
Indiana State Library Geographic Data Workshop for Students, December 3
Teaching Economics and World Geography, Grades 6-8, Educator Workshop, December 12
National Geographic Bee registration deadline, December 13
Hoosier Association of Science Teachers, Inc. Annual Conference, February 5-7
Indiana Geographic Bee, April 4, 2014
IGIC Annual Conference, May 7-8, 2014
Geography Book Blog
Newest book blogs:
Journeys for Freedom: A New Look at America's Story and
Indiana Geographic Bee 2013
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:
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.