CEES is transforming the way science is experienced through discovery-based education.  CEES’ comprehensive and truly unique science education program capitalizes on a wealth of university resources, including cutting-edge research, technology and faculty expertise to provide real, hands-on environmental science experiences for students of all ages.  Students learn on-site at CEES research locations within centralIndiana, assisting university researchers with on-going experiments and data collection.  Programs are available at the elementary to continuing education level.  Service learning partnerships, teacher education professional workshops, classroom demonstrations, interactive distance education programs, and field programs are at the core of CEES’ educational outreach program.  In addition, CEES faculty and staff create environmental and natural resource educational materials that include curricula, CD-ROMs, multimedia maps, and Internet web resources.   Visit  www.cees.iupui.edu  for more information.

NATURAL RESOURCES EDUCATION CENTER (NREC) of the IN Dept. of Natural Resources
The Indiana DNR's Education Center provides professional training and support for educators and volunteers to promote responsible stewardship of our natural resources.  The NREC houses 5 education programs:

GIS:  A NEW WAY TO SEE
Geographic Information Brings Environmental Sciences to Life.  Adapted from Science and Children, January 2000.  By Melinda Walker, Julie Casper, Frank Hissong, and Elizabeth Rieben. http://www.blm.gov/education/00_resources/articles/gis/index.html 

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CAPTAIN PLANET FOUNDATION GRANTS:

Provides grants of up to $2,500 to school and cummunity groups to support hands-on environmental projects.  The objective of the Foundation is to encourage innovative programs that empower children and youth around the world to work individually and collectively to solve environmental problems in their neighborhoods and communities.  Submit proposals at any time during the year.  However, they will only be reviewed the last day of March, June, September, and December.  www.captainplanetfoundation.org/default.aspx?pid=16&tab=apply

 

G.R.I.N. -  GREAT IMAGES IN NASA
"GRIN is a collection of over a thousand images of significant historical interest scanned at high-resolution in several sizes. This collection is intended for the media, publishers, and the general public looking for high-quality photographs. Please note that downloading these image files may take some time, although searching and browsing should be relatively quick."  http://grin.hq.nasa.gov

HANK FINCKEN:  A National Theatre Company of One

Bring characters to life in your classroom.  Visit  http://www.hankfincken.com for information on how you could bring Johnny Appleseed, Thomas Edison, a 49er, Henry Ford, and more into your classroom, or call 317-255-3566.

HUMAN FOOTPRINT

A special Preserve our Planet presentation with classroom resources

The Green Guide Magazine


INDIANA COUNCIL FOR THE SOCIAL STUDIES (ICSS)
ICSS is a voluntary, professional organization for teachers, supervisors, and administrators at the elementary, secondary, and collegiate levels who works for the improvements of the teaching of history, governement, economics, sociology, geography, psychology, and problems courses.  To learn more, visit http://www.wvec.k12.in.us/icss/ today!  Affiliated with the National Council for the Social Studies and regional roundtables throughout Indiana.


INDIANA TEACHERS OF WRITING WRITING PROJECT

The Indiana writing project is a site of the National Writing Project, which is based at the University of California at Berkley. The national project began in 1974 and now boasts almost 200 sites nationwide.

INDIANA: Digitized Textile Collection from Conner Prairie Pioneer Settlement

The IUPUI Digital Library Team digitized part of the textile collection from Conner Prairie. The images provide a clue as to the history of textiles and the value textiles had. A brief description accompanies each image along with up-close details. A lesson plan about quilts may be utilized to introduce students to textiles.


INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION

The Center for Teaching International Relations (CTIR) is a leader in international education.  Our programs and publications promote a better understanding of the world in which we live.  Based at the University of Denver's Graduate School of International Studies (GSIS), CTIR links academic research with community needs.  For 30 years CTIR has brought the world to K-12 classrooms in Colorado and throughout the country.  CTIR develops internationally oriented programs and publications to support professional educators.  Visit www.du.edu/ctir today.

PV-2 HARPOON

World War II (http://www.warbirdalley.com/pv2.htm) era airplane is available for viewing at Mount Comfort Airport outside of Indianapolis (east in Hancock County). The aircraft is operated by the American Military Heritage Foundation, P.O. Box 29061, Indianapolis IN 46229. Contact Penny Litz, AMHF President at 317.883.4721 or 760.835.7529 to find out additional information and to arrange a tour. Indiana is lucky to have such a resource as this Harpoon (http://www.amhf.org/aircraft/harpoon.shtml) is the only one on the entire planet that is flying! A book with information about the Harpoon, and other PV Units by Alan Carey is available.  The book provides background information about the Harpoon and other similar aircraft: rationale for development, successes, problems, international linkages and much more. PV Ventura/Harpoon Units of World War 2, ISBN 1-84176-383-7 can be found on Amazon.com or via Osprey Publishing (http://www.ospreypublishing.com/). Connect the Harpoon to the study of the U.S.S. Indianapolis and the study of a Landing Ship Tank (LST) located in Evansville, Indiana for a more comprehensive unit.

MAPS:

INTERNET RESOURCES FOR MAPS & MAPPING

Compiled by Carol Gersmehl, Monroe Community College

MAPS & MORE FROM THE INDIANA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES:
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources has a lengthy list of resources to help you explore the wonders of Indiana with the confidence of an expert.  Contact the DNR at 402 W. Washington Street, W160, Indianapolis, IN  46204-2742.  Questions?  Call (317)232-4180; 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

ODT MAPS:  FACINATING AND THOUGHT-PROVOKING RESOURCES TO EXPAND YOUR VIEW OF THE WORLD

ODT provides innovative maps, products, and resources to help you see the world in new ways.  Its mission of honoring differences and teaching people to see the world from a broader, more inclusive perspective remains at the core of all ODT activities.  Visit ODTmaps.com for books & globes, desktop maps, educational games, postcards, stickers, magnets,videos & DVD's, presentation materials, and more.  Be sure to check out their maps with south on top!

 

THE MARKERBOARD PEOPLE
Provides "goof-proof" dry erase surface boards with permanent maps etched and locked onto the surface.  All edges and corners are rounded for safety and durability.  Available as individual boards or classroom sets.  Schools offered a no-risk trial on any classroom set (return freight payed by the company if the school decides not to purchase).  Visit http://www.dryerase.com to learn more about boards for Social Studies, Graphing, Handwriting, Language Arts, Math, Music, Sports/Coaching, and more!
        11" X 16" DRY ERASE  UNITED STATES MAP Student Response Board
        11" X 16" DRY ERASE  WORLD MAP Student Response Board

NASA SPACE LINK
"An Aeronautics and Space Resource for Education Since 1988."  Mission Geography!
 

NEW YORK TIMES LEARNING NETWORK:
The New York Times Learing Network is an excellent resource for current events and include a lesson plan archive as well as a "lesson of the day."  Check it out at www.nytimes.com/learning/.
PUZZLE YOUR STUDENTS WITH LEARNING NETWORK CROSSWORDS! The Learning Network offers almost 100 crossword puzzles that revolve around curricular themes. The puzzles, edited by Times puzzle master Will Shortz, can be printed out and duplicated for your students or played online.  Visit www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/xwords/archive.html for the crossword puzzle archive. Developed in Partnership with The Bank Street College of Education in New York City.
 

NEWSPAPER IN EDUCATION (NIE):
A fantastic educational tool!  http://www.nieworld.com
The Mini Page Guide 2003 Activities:  For use by teachers and parents at home and at school.  Mini Page activities meet many state and national educational standards. Each week we identify standards that relate to The Mini Page's content and offer activities that will help your students reach them.  http://www.nieworld.com/teachers/minipage/
 

NOODLEHEAD NETWORK VIDEOS CREATED BY KIDS:
At The NoodleHead Network, our goal is to give kids a voice in education.  That's why we work with kids to make videos on issues that matter to us all. Kids play an integral role in the creation of each tape - from scripting, to acting, to editing. Then, a group of grownup writers, producers, and educators translate those ides into unique videos that educate and inspire.  For more information, visit http://www.noodlehead.com/.

SOFTWARE TO TEACH GEOGRAPHY
http://geosim.cs.vt.edu/
 

STANDARDS

INDIANA GEOGRAPHY STANDARDS:
View the Indiana Department of Education Social Studies Proficiency Guide through the IDOE Electronic Library.
 

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHY STANDARDS:  [National Geographic]
 

STANFORD PROGRAM on INTERNATIONAL and CROSS-CULTURAL EDUCATION (SPICE)
SPICE is a part of the Institute for International Studies (IIS) and interdisciplinary research center at Stanford.  It serves as a bridge between Stanford and the schools.  It helps to build an informed public by publishing supplementary and cultural underpinnings.  It develops materials in close cooperation with IIS faculty and researchers so that the materials it prepares reflect the research done at the institute.  Visit the SPICE web site for more information and great resources.

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UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE:

The office of the Historian of the U.S. Dept. of State has developed and produced video and curriculum packages available at no cost.  The lessons and materials are intended to help students understand the connection between world events and their own lives.  The packages fully support Expectations for Excellence:  Curriculum Standards for Social Studies of the National Coucil for the Social Studies, and is designed for students at a variety of levels.  Packages:  History of Diplomacy, Media and Diplomacy, Sports and Diplomacy in the Global Arena,  Terrorism:  A War Without Borders, Update:  War Without Borders.  Visit www.videodirect.state.gov today to place your order.  For additional information on international affairs, visit www.state.gov and the student site, www.future.state.gov.

GENI Fall Newsletter 2009

GENI GAW Newsletter 2009

SCHOOL Support

IPS Grades K-5 Educators' Workshop

GIS Day 2013 Purdue / ICSS 2013

NGS GeoTour Photos

Indianapolis Propylaeum "Are YOU Geographically Literate?" PPT

Pike High School APHG 9/12/2018