READING, WRITING & THINKING
                 AROUND THE GLOBE
                  Using Geography to Connect
21st Century St...
“Experience is an
                      Exploring the globe
  author's most
                       is NOT discipline
 valu...
Authors, Setting & Context

READING

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Understanding an Author’s Life
Mark Twain                           Charles Dickens
 •   Life on the Mississippi River   •...
Whom Did He Meet?




http://atlas.lib.niu.edu/Website/twain/viewer.htm
Living Lands and Waters
Child Labor
in the Modern World
Worldmapper
Virtual Field Trips
            to Setting and Context
Walden Pond                 Julius Caesar
                         ...
Geography, Math and History
                    of Walden Pond
From Wikipedia…                                            ...
The Watsons Go to Birmingham




  http://edcommunity.esri.com/arclessons/lesson.cfm?id=453
Applying Context




Our World Series, Book 2, Module 4, March of Time
Persuasion, Research & Experience

WRITING

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                               ...
Picturing Vocabulary


•   Drawing Tools: point, line (straight or
    curved), polygons & text
•   Three Basemaps: Topo, ...
Persuasion
We often hear about literacy issues in countries beyond the
USA. Organizations work hard to insure more childre...
Persuasion
We often hear about literacy issues in countries beyond the
USA. Organizations work hard to insure more childre...
Research

•   Upper High School & College
    (some topics are controversial)
     – http://www.midway.edu/library/topics
...
NATIONAL ATLAS




   http://www.nationalatlas.gov
How Do You Teach Your Students to think?
or
Do you expect them to think?

THINKING

                                      ...
Thinking…
• Guided Inquiry
• Analyzing connections and patterns in history
• Analyzing how setting and environment affects...
Resources
• Resources and Downloads and Free stuff…oh my!
  www.barbareeduke.com
• STEM Lessons (www.isat.jmu.edu/stem/cur...
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Reading Writing Thinking Ncge 2010

  1. 1. READING, WRITING & THINKING AROUND THE GLOBE Using Geography to Connect 21st Century Students with Reading & Writing Barbaree Ash Duke Veteran Educator & Consultant Shannon White, PhD Missouri Geospatial Extension Specialist University of Missouri 32.73575 N -100.57163 W
  2. 2. “Experience is an Exploring the globe author's most is NOT discipline valuable asset.” specific. ~ Mark Twain Imprinting content GIS offers real material in their experiences for a minds and showing subject that has an purpose has ethereal powerful reputation. implications.
  3. 3. Authors, Setting & Context READING Lat. 32.71682 Long. -80.07912
  4. 4. Understanding an Author’s Life Mark Twain Charles Dickens • Life on the Mississippi River • Child Labor • Additional Reading (before • Poverty the novels) on River • Industrial Revolution Conservation (Chad • Economics Pregracke) clip art from http://etc.usf.edu/clipart
  5. 5. Whom Did He Meet? http://atlas.lib.niu.edu/Website/twain/viewer.htm
  6. 6. Living Lands and Waters
  7. 7. Child Labor in the Modern World
  8. 8. Worldmapper
  9. 9. Virtual Field Trips to Setting and Context Walden Pond Julius Caesar http://www.emersonk ent.com/maps.htm http://home.windstream.n et/ernie.seckinger/Concor dPhotos/replica.jpg
  10. 10. Geography, Math and History of Walden Pond From Wikipedia… Surprise them • Walden Pond with content that they don’t expect – 42.4384°N 71.3420°W in English class! – Walden Pond is a glacial, kettle-hole pond, with no surface water flowing in or out. Water levels in the pond are determined by precipitation and surrounding groundwater levels. The pond is the deepest lake in the Commonwealth, measuring nearly 90 feet at its deepest. • Formed by retreating glaciers 10,000–12,000 years ago. • Great connection to “Water World” activity in Our World Books http://www.mass.gov/dcr/parks/walden/
  11. 11. The Watsons Go to Birmingham http://edcommunity.esri.com/arclessons/lesson.cfm?id=453
  12. 12. Applying Context Our World Series, Book 2, Module 4, March of Time
  13. 13. Persuasion, Research & Experience WRITING 32.70922 N -117.17023 W
  14. 14. Picturing Vocabulary • Drawing Tools: point, line (straight or curved), polygons & text • Three Basemaps: Topo, Street & Satellite • Export file as a picture • Zoom in/out, Pan & Full Extent • Set bookmarks, Locate places and Set home • Ideal application for a one computer classroom! http://edgis.org/sketch
  15. 15. Persuasion We often hear about literacy issues in countries beyond the USA. Organizations work hard to insure more children and adults learn to read and communicate. Should we allocate more resources within the USA or in other countries? Why? http://www.worldmapper.org/textindex/text_education.html
  16. 16. Persuasion We often hear about literacy issues in countries beyond the USA. Organizations work hard to insure more children and adults learn to read and communicate. Should we allocate more resources within the USA or in other countries? Why?
  17. 17. Research • Upper High School & College (some topics are controversial) – http://www.midway.edu/library/topics – http://www.tcc.edu/students/resources/writcent/handouts/w riting/restopics.htm – http://www.nwmissouri.edu/library/courses/english2/termind ex.htm • All Middle and High School – http://mail.avon.k12.ct.us/~kbolch/researchtopics
  18. 18. NATIONAL ATLAS http://www.nationalatlas.gov
  19. 19. How Do You Teach Your Students to think? or Do you expect them to think? THINKING 36.05406 N -112.13891 W
  20. 20. Thinking… • Guided Inquiry • Analyzing connections and patterns in history • Analyzing how setting and environment affects people • Drawing conclusions from research • Appreciating context and why it’s important in analysis …the REAL MAGIC.
  21. 21. Resources • Resources and Downloads and Free stuff…oh my! www.barbareeduke.com • STEM Lessons (www.isat.jmu.edu/stem/curriculum.html ) – Collection of 14 lessons which are all available in versions for ArcMap, AEJEE and My World GIS • ArcLessons (http://edcommunity.esri.com) • Blogs (http://gisined.blogspot.com) • Tweeting Tidbits • New Publications: – Reading, Writing and Thinking Around the Globe: Geospatial Technologies for the English Language Arts Classroom and Beyond (Available at www.gisetc.com/shop/) – 20 Minute GIS (Available at www.gisetc.com/shop/) – Collection of Activities for ArcGIS Explorer with ArcGIS Online content
  22. 22. 30.40452 N -90.15938 W 38.94512 N If you know what these mean, then you can find us! -92.32394 W

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