Geography Is All Around Us Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano
 
What ? Why ? How?
 
Cultural geography
Physical Geography
 
Ignorance of how the US fits into the wider world
Are you Smarter than a 5 th  Grader?
Where is Iraq located?
Only 37% of young Americans can find Iraq on a map
Sudan is Located in Which Continent?  <ul><li>Europe </li></ul><ul><li>Asia </li></ul><ul><li>Africa </li></ul><ul><li>Aus...
20% of young Americans think Sudan is in Asia
Where is New York Located?
50% can’t find New York on a U.S. map
Do you Speak Another Language Fluently? <ul><li>Yes </li></ul><ul><li>No </li></ul>
6 in 10 young Americans don't speak a foreign language fluently
Do You Correspond With Someone outside the USA regularly? <ul><li>Yes </li></ul><ul><li>No </li></ul>
9 in 10 (89%) do not correspond regularly with anyone outside the US.
If it is 1 pm in Orlando, USA… … what time is it in Berlin, Germany? <ul><li>1:00 am, the next day </li></ul><ul><li>19:00...
As many as one third (32%) would miss a conference call scheduled with someone in another time zone
Young people in the USA are unprepared for an increasingly global & interconnected future.
Geographers recognize that EVERYTHING is connected .
How to Make Connections ?
Google Maps- Read Around The World
Google Maps- Storytelling
Google Earth- Lit Trips
Google Earth- Flight Route
Google Earth- Flight Route
Wiki- Time Zone Experiences
Blog- Defining Japanese Culture
Blog- Teddy Bears Around the World
Blog- Teddy Bears Around the World
Skype- Video Conferencing
Skype- Video Conferencing
Skype- Video Conferencing
Skype- Video Conferencing
Skype- Video Conferencing
Skype- Video Conferencing
Skype- Video Conferencing
Around The World With 80 Schools
VoiceThread-  What Could It Mean?
VoiceThread-  What Could It Mean? Argentina Germany Egypt China USA Israel New Zealand Mexico Brazil Sweden Peru Spain
Scholastic- The First Thanksgiving
Free Rice.com
What ? Why ? How?
 
<ul><li>Survey National Geographic- Roper Public Affairs 2006 Geographic Literacy Study </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.myWon...
<ul><li>Time zone Experiences http://timezoneexperiences.wikispaces.com/   </li></ul><ul><li>Read Around The World http://...
<ul><li>Scholastic- The first Thanksgiving http://www.scholastic.com/scholastic_thanksgiving/voyage/journey.htm   </li></u...
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Geography skills play a significant part in forming connections with a greater world that is bigger than our own backyard. Engage students by making geography real and tangible by creating connections for and with them.

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  1. 1. Geography Is All Around Us Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano
  2. 3. What ? Why ? How?
  3. 5. Cultural geography
  4. 6. Physical Geography
  5. 8. Ignorance of how the US fits into the wider world
  6. 9. Are you Smarter than a 5 th Grader?
  7. 10. Where is Iraq located?
  8. 11. Only 37% of young Americans can find Iraq on a map
  9. 12. Sudan is Located in Which Continent? <ul><li>Europe </li></ul><ul><li>Asia </li></ul><ul><li>Africa </li></ul><ul><li>Australia </li></ul><ul><li>North America </li></ul><ul><li>South America </li></ul><ul><li>Antarctica </li></ul>
  10. 13. 20% of young Americans think Sudan is in Asia
  11. 14. Where is New York Located?
  12. 15. 50% can’t find New York on a U.S. map
  13. 16. Do you Speak Another Language Fluently? <ul><li>Yes </li></ul><ul><li>No </li></ul>
  14. 17. 6 in 10 young Americans don't speak a foreign language fluently
  15. 18. Do You Correspond With Someone outside the USA regularly? <ul><li>Yes </li></ul><ul><li>No </li></ul>
  16. 19. 9 in 10 (89%) do not correspond regularly with anyone outside the US.
  17. 20. If it is 1 pm in Orlando, USA… … what time is it in Berlin, Germany? <ul><li>1:00 am, the next day </li></ul><ul><li>19:00, the same day </li></ul><ul><li>7:00 am, the same day </li></ul><ul><li>15:00, the same day </li></ul>
  18. 21. As many as one third (32%) would miss a conference call scheduled with someone in another time zone
  19. 22. Young people in the USA are unprepared for an increasingly global & interconnected future.
  20. 23. Geographers recognize that EVERYTHING is connected .
  21. 24. How to Make Connections ?
  22. 25. Google Maps- Read Around The World
  23. 26. Google Maps- Storytelling
  24. 27. Google Earth- Lit Trips
  25. 28. Google Earth- Flight Route
  26. 29. Google Earth- Flight Route
  27. 30. Wiki- Time Zone Experiences
  28. 31. Blog- Defining Japanese Culture
  29. 32. Blog- Teddy Bears Around the World
  30. 33. Blog- Teddy Bears Around the World
  31. 34. Skype- Video Conferencing
  32. 35. Skype- Video Conferencing
  33. 36. Skype- Video Conferencing
  34. 37. Skype- Video Conferencing
  35. 38. Skype- Video Conferencing
  36. 39. Skype- Video Conferencing
  37. 40. Skype- Video Conferencing
  38. 41. Around The World With 80 Schools
  39. 42. VoiceThread- What Could It Mean?
  40. 43. VoiceThread- What Could It Mean? Argentina Germany Egypt China USA Israel New Zealand Mexico Brazil Sweden Peru Spain
  41. 44. Scholastic- The First Thanksgiving
  42. 45. Free Rice.com
  43. 46. What ? Why ? How?
  44. 48. <ul><li>Survey National Geographic- Roper Public Affairs 2006 Geographic Literacy Study </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.myWonderfulWorld.org </li></ul><ul><li>Google Maps </li></ul><ul><li>Google Earth </li></ul><ul><li>VoiceThread </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Skype </li></ul>
  45. 49. <ul><li>Time zone Experiences http://timezoneexperiences.wikispaces.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Read Around The World http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid=105825111945158562539.00044cea8b22d2761f8ce&z=2 </li></ul><ul><li>In Search of Pachamama http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid=105825111945158562539.00045af55ff2c192180b3&z=3 </li></ul><ul><li>Google Lit Trips http://web.mac.com/jburg/GoogleLit/Home.html </li></ul><ul><li>Posterous Blog- Defining Japan http://grade4.posterous.com/ </li></ul>
  46. 50. <ul><li>Scholastic- The first Thanksgiving http://www.scholastic.com/scholastic_thanksgiving/voyage/journey.htm </li></ul><ul><li>Teddy Bears Around The World http://sjeds.com/blog/teddybear/ </li></ul><ul><li>What Could It Mean? VoiceThread http://voicethread.com/share/48359/ </li></ul><ul><li>Free Rice http://www.freerice.com </li></ul><ul><li>Around The World With 80 Schools http://aroundtheworldwith80schools.wikispaces.com/ </li></ul>
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