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Choices Program: What does good Geography Teaching Look Like?

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  • Truth is also dependent on scale.
  • World has changed and geographic factors aren’t what they used to be…Truth is both spatially AND temporally contingent. But different doesn’t mean irrelevant.globalization makes place increasingly important---many think that geography is being conquered by transportation and communications technologies in this era of globalization rendering geography increasingly irrelevant as we move forward.  Nothing could be further from the truth. 
  • Regions are artificial constructs that we make to group similar places together since we can't know everything about an infinite number of places.  Far distant places are incredibly relevant to the daily interactions of many places. 
  • global news does not make sense without geographic context
  • appreciation for cultural diversity is critical for global business
  • environmental changes require holistic thinking about place
  • Geographic thinking can unite and synthesize all the social studies
  • The cultural is political.  The demographic is economic.  The urban and the rural are not mutually exclusive. 
  • How can there be violence right on our doorstep? Flip it. There is violence in Northern Mexico BECAUSE it’s right on the border with the USA.
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    • 1. What Does Good GeographyTeaching Look Like?Answering the Big Questions in Geography
    • 2. The truth…if you always lived in San Diego
    • 3. What is this item called?
    • 4. Truths can be spatially contingent
    • 5. GEOGRAPHICAL CLASSIFICATIONWorldRealmsRegionsNeighborhoods
    • 6. Globalization has made the world ‘flat’• Geography has been conquered• Place is increasingly less relevant
    • 7. Place still mattersDistance and Time
    • 8. Regions are increasingly interconnected
    • 9. Global News Demands Geographic Context
    • 10. Diverse cultural understanding needed• Army training
    • 11. What Does Good GeographyTeaching Look Like?Answering the Big Questions in Geography
    • 12. Geography education is not…
    • 13. How can competent teachers helpstudents understand a complexinterconnected world?Provide geographic informationTeach geographic conceptsUse data, maps, and geospatial technologyAsk questions which encourage spatial thinking.Geographic Literacy
    • 14. 1. Provide geographic information
    • 15. Environmental changes requireholistic, systemic thinking
    • 16. 2. Teach geographic concepts
    • 17. What do these maps have in common?
    • 18. 3. Use data, maps, and geospatial technology
    • 19. Geography integrates Social Studies
    • 20. 4. Ask questions which encourage spatial thinking.
    • 21. A spatial perspective is not just for geographersspatial mapping map projections
    • 22. “Twin Cities”
    • 23. The Global becomes Local
    • 24. UnderstandingConflictsdevolution
    • 25. Borders Supranationalism
    • 26. How can competent teachers helpstudents understand a complexinterconnected world?Provide geographic informationTeach geographic conceptsUse data, maps, and geospatial technologyAsk questions which encourage spatial thinking.Geographic Literacy