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Mass geoliteracy for Primary Source

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  • 1. Practical Strategies for Teaching Geography
  • 2. How can competent teachers help students understand a complex interconnected world? Provide geographic information Teach geographic concepts Use data, maps, and geospatial technology Ask questions which encourage spatial thinking. Geographic Literacy
  • 3. 1. Give students a prompt
  • 4. 2. Kids forget…Students need to translate information Questions to IDENTIFY, DESCRIBE and EXPLAIN
  • 5. The City from Above
  • 6. 3. Make Connections (scaffold new content 1st)
  • 7. Physical Geog: Slopes, Moisture, Vegetation cover
  • 8. Human Geog: Poverty, Informal Housing
  • 9. 4. Ask questions/develop activities which encourage spatial thinking
  • 10. How will these events change the city?
  • 11. Police Interventions and Demolitions
  • 12. 5. Make Comparisons Paraisópolis Sao Paulo
  • 13. BRIC-Poised for the future (Brazil, Russia, India, China) • 5th –Area & Population • 6th-Economy • Rich, diverse resource base • Large labor base • Foreign Investments
  • 14. Poverty increased by 50% from 1980-2000 Since 2001, disparity dropping
  • 15. How can competent teachers help students understand a complex interconnected world? Provide geographic information Teach geographic concepts Use data, maps, and geospatial technology Ask questions which encourage spatial thinking. Geographic Literacy