What Does Good GeographyTeaching Look Like?Answering the Big Questions in Geography
The truth…if you always lived in San Diego
What is this item called?
Truths can be spatially contingent
GEOGRAPHICAL CLASSIFICATIONWorldRealmsRegionsNeighborhoods
Globalization has made the world ‘flat’• Geography has been conquered• Place is increasingly less relevant
Place still mattersDistance and Time
Regions are increasingly interconnected
Global News Demands Geographic Context
Diverse cultural understanding needed• Army training
What Does Good GeographyTeaching Look Like?Answering the Big Questions in Geography
Geography education is not…
How can competent teachers helpstudents understand a complexinterconnected world?Provide geographic informationTeach geogr...
1. Provide geographic information
Environmental changes requireholistic, systemic thinking
2. Teach geographic concepts
What do these maps have in common?
3. Use data, maps, and geospatial technology
Geography integrates Social Studies
4. Ask questions which encourage spatial thinking.
A spatial perspective is not just for geographersspatial mapping map projections
“Twin Cities”
The Global becomes Local
UnderstandingConflictsdevolution
Borders Supranationalism
How can competent teachers helpstudents understand a complexinterconnected world?Provide geographic informationTeach geogr...
Choices Program: What does good Geography Teaching Look Like?
Choices Program: What does good Geography Teaching Look Like?
Choices Program: What does good Geography Teaching Look Like?
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  1. 1. What Does Good GeographyTeaching Look Like?Answering the Big Questions in Geography
  2. 2. The truth…if you always lived in San Diego
  3. 3. What is this item called?
  4. 4. Truths can be spatially contingent
  5. 5. GEOGRAPHICAL CLASSIFICATIONWorldRealmsRegionsNeighborhoods
  6. 6. Globalization has made the world ‘flat’• Geography has been conquered• Place is increasingly less relevant
  7. 7. Place still mattersDistance and Time
  8. 8. Regions are increasingly interconnected
  9. 9. Global News Demands Geographic Context
  10. 10. Diverse cultural understanding needed• Army training
  11. 11. What Does Good GeographyTeaching Look Like?Answering the Big Questions in Geography
  12. 12. Geography education is not…
  13. 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. 14. 1. Provide geographic information
  15. 15. Environmental changes requireholistic, systemic thinking
  16. 16. 2. Teach geographic concepts
  17. 17. What do these maps have in common?
  18. 18. 3. Use data, maps, and geospatial technology
  19. 19. Geography integrates Social Studies
  20. 20. 4. Ask questions which encourage spatial thinking.
  21. 21. A spatial perspective is not just for geographersspatial mapping map projections
  22. 22. “Twin Cities”
  23. 23. The Global becomes Local
  24. 24. UnderstandingConflictsdevolution
  25. 25. Borders Supranationalism
  26. 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

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