Resources from NG Education to support teachers and learners of the Advanced Placement Human Geography course.
2015 Fall Events
Fall 2015: Alliance Events
September 17, 2015 - National Geographic and DC Geographic Alliance Partners Collaborative Meeting.
September 18, 2015- World Water Monoriting Day with earth Conservation Corp
October 1, 2015 - Teacher Night, National Botanic Gardens. DCGA will be present with National Geographic to promote the Alliance.
October 9, 2015 - Field Study with DC Public School DC History Teachers
Week of October 19, 2015- Kick off of Alliance after school Enrichment in five DC Public schools for school year 2015-16. We are partnering with Educational Dimensions, Inc with a TANF Grant.
November 15 - 21, 2015 - Geography Awareness Week (GAW), The theme for 2015 is “Explore! The Power of Maps”. Members will receive a Gar packet developed by the alliance with suggested activities for celebrating Geography Awareness Week in your school.
2015 Summer Events
Congratulations to Dr. Koura Gibson (Sousa MS) and Caroline Kilbourn - Bednarz (McKinley Technology HS) who represented the DCGA at the first Nat Geo Educator Certification Train-the-Trainer Workshop in August. They completed the first phase of this program and will now complete the rest with their students this fall.
The Program is being offered through the new Nat Geo Educator Community, and aims to:
Create a meaningful membership experience for educators
Offer a closer affiliation to educators with the National Geographic brand
Encourage deeper levels of engagement within the Nat Geo Educator Community
Advance leadership opportunities for educators based on National
Geographic's stated desire to teach kids about the world and how it works, empowering them to succeed and make it a better place.
Sharon Purcell and Lola Boxley conducted Social Studies Enrichment
Activities at Plummer Elementary and Beers Elementary this summer. This
project exposed over 200 students to exciting learning opportunities
twice a week at each school during the month of July. Students engaged
in hands on activities which helped them understand their natural
world. During the four weeks, students learned about the water cycle,
the watershed, raptors, trees and fish.
The students visited with our
partners at Earth Conservation Corp where they saw and interacted with
live Raptors and turtles. The students visited National Geographic's
interactive MONSTERFISH In Search of The Last River Giants exhibit, and
later created their own monster fish using clay. A special treat was
for the older students to visit the popular Indiana Jones Exhibit while
at National Geographic. The Giant Traveling Map of Africa visited both
schools during the culminating activities.
This summer program was
funded by a TANF Grant in partnership with Educational Dimensions, Inc.