NCGE 2011

The NCGE 2011 Conference, “Going Green for Geography” will feature hands-on workshops, field trips, presentations, and exhibits that cover all areas of geography education with an emphasis on teaching and learning about human interaction with environmental systems and processes. AP Human Geography is another major focus and we encourage APHG teachers to attend! In addition, other 2011 conference strands will include:  Geotech, Fieldwork/Citizen Science, Natural Hazards, GeoHistory, GeoLiteracy and more.


Exploring Literature with Cool Mapping Tools
Presenter: Barbaree Duke
Session: TH-21_WS
Time: 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Room: Portland

Description: Join us as we explore the world of literature with our compass set on cool tools. We’ll explore book journeys, author studies, enhancing context and setting as well as share other ways to empower elementary, middle and high school reading and writing instruction with geospatial technology tools. With just an online connection we’ll discover no software and free software solutions to include mapping in your literary pursuits. Audience: All

Presenters: Roger and Anita Palmer
Session: TH-40_CL
Time: 3:00 pm – 4:45 pm
Room: Portland

Hide and Seek
Finding Latitude and Longitude on the Ground

This two-block session will introduce participants to GPS technology and basic field data collection techniques using Garmin eTrex receivers (or bring your own) to make and record observations near the conference site. The recorded field observations will be turned into a simple database and mapped using the ArcGIS Explorer Online and desktop GIS tools. Audience: All

Exploring the Physical Geography of the Pacific NW
Presenters: Roger and Anita Palmer
Session: FR-31_CL
Time: 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
Room: Portland

The Pacific Northwest is a region in the U.S. that is dotted with several large active volcanoes in the Cascade Mountain Range with four mountain ranges crisscrossing the region. The Columbia River, has the second-largest flow of water (behind the Mississippi River) than any other river in the lower 48 states. The Pacific Northwest has a wet and cool climate which has led to the growth of extensive forests featuring some of the largest trees in the world. The native salmon is one of the most important living resources that exists in the Pacific Northwest. In this hands-on computer session, online GIS tools will be used to explore the Pacific Northwest and give you the tools to help your students learn about the Pacific Northwest while recognizing the importance of the region to the United States? Audience: All

APHG: Food & Agriculture
Presenters: Roger and Anita Palmer
Session: SA_32CL
Time: 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm
Room: Portland

Think about two ways you can consume food – at home or away from home. How often do people eat at home versus away from home? Do you think that the ratio of food expenditure at home vs. away from home varies by country? Do you think there is a geographic pattern of the ratio within the USA, by region or even by neighborhood? Participants in this hands-on session will explore these questions and more and how they fit into the AP Human Geography curriculum. With no software to install and this free lesson, critical thinking with GIS is easy! No prior GIS experience required. Audience: All

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