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Africa In The Classroom
Teaching Ideas and Lessons
Sara Damon
AP Human Geography & Global Studies Teacher - Stillwater Jun...
http://lt.umn.edu/mage/
http://geojourneysgis.wikispaces.com/
Teacher Travel Opportunities
http://www.teachingtraveling.com/2015/11/17/free-travel-for-teachers/
“The study of geography is about more than
just memorizing places on a map. It’s about
understanding the complexity of our...
Thinking Spatially …
Considering how people, places
and phenomena are organized
and arranged on the surface of
the Earth
At a Variety of Scales …
The Whys of Where
1.Where is it?
2.Why is it there?
3.What difference does it make?
Where? Why There? Why Care?
http://www.tweetping.net
http://tinyurl.com/jxmh2da
http://africaintheclassroom2016.weebly.com/
http://africaintheclassroom2016.weebly.com/how-to-
analyze-a-map-spatially.html
How To Analyze A Map Spatially
Activity
https://twitter.com/BeautifulMaps
http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/global_learning/
2016/03/africa_entry_points_for_teaching.html
http://theydiffer.com/difference-between-
continent-and-country/
http://demchangeghana.weebly.com/
Demographic Transition Model
Choropleth Map
Population Pyramids
Considering Scale
Summary Here
http://africahdi.weebly.com/
http://www.peacecorps.gov/wws/
The Whys of Where
1.Where is it?
2.Why is it there?
3.What difference does it make?
4.What can we do about it?
We Day Minnesota
From Sudan To Stillwater Project
9th Grade AP Human
Geography
and Global Studies
Students
2009-to present
Began with a gra...
Benjamin Ajak 2009
Benson Deng 2010
John Bul Dau 2011
Alephonsion Deng 2012
Moses Joknhial II 2013
Kuoth Wiel 2015
http://www.h2oforlifeschools.org/
Salva Dut, Founder
Water For South Sudan
From 2009 to 2016, SJHS Students Have Raised
$71,381 to Fund Eight Wells in South Sudan
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  1. 1. Africa In The Classroom Teaching Ideas and Lessons Sara Damon AP Human Geography & Global Studies Teacher - Stillwater Junior High School Teacher Consultant - Minnesota Alliance For Geographic Education (MAGE)
  2. 2. http://lt.umn.edu/mage/
  3. 3. http://geojourneysgis.wikispaces.com/
  4. 4. Teacher Travel Opportunities http://www.teachingtraveling.com/2015/11/17/free-travel-for-teachers/
  5. 5. “The study of geography is about more than just memorizing places on a map. It’s about understanding the complexity of our world, appreciating the diversity of cultures that exists across continents. And in the end, it’s about using all that knowledge to help bridge divides and bring people together.”
  6. 6. Thinking Spatially … Considering how people, places and phenomena are organized and arranged on the surface of the Earth
  7. 7. At a Variety of Scales …
  8. 8. The Whys of Where 1.Where is it? 2.Why is it there? 3.What difference does it make?
  9. 9. Where? Why There? Why Care? http://www.tweetping.net
  10. 10. http://tinyurl.com/jxmh2da
  11. 11. http://africaintheclassroom2016.weebly.com/
  12. 12. http://africaintheclassroom2016.weebly.com/how-to- analyze-a-map-spatially.html
  13. 13. How To Analyze A Map Spatially Activity https://twitter.com/BeautifulMaps
  14. 14. http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/global_learning/ 2016/03/africa_entry_points_for_teaching.html
  15. 15. http://theydiffer.com/difference-between- continent-and-country/
  16. 16. http://demchangeghana.weebly.com/
  17. 17. Demographic Transition Model
  18. 18. Choropleth Map
  19. 19. Population Pyramids
  20. 20. Considering Scale
  21. 21. Summary Here
  22. 22. http://africahdi.weebly.com/
  23. 23. http://www.peacecorps.gov/wws/
  24. 24. The Whys of Where 1.Where is it? 2.Why is it there? 3.What difference does it make? 4.What can we do about it?
  25. 25. We Day Minnesota
  26. 26. From Sudan To Stillwater Project 9th Grade AP Human Geography and Global Studies Students 2009-to present Began with a grant for books and an author visit … and grew from there. http://fromsudantostillwater.wikispaces.com/
  27. 27. Benjamin Ajak 2009 Benson Deng 2010 John Bul Dau 2011 Alephonsion Deng 2012 Moses Joknhial II 2013 Kuoth Wiel 2015
  28. 28. http://www.h2oforlifeschools.org/
  29. 29. Salva Dut, Founder Water For South Sudan
  30. 30. From 2009 to 2016, SJHS Students Have Raised $71,381 to Fund Eight Wells in South Sudan

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