We share valuable education resources on our blog every day, but today’s choice is doubly special to us. The link was sent in to us from our dear friend, Anne Haywood, who works for National Geographic AND one of the authors is our friend and colleague, the lovely & talented Barbaree Duke. You will be bowled over by their collection of valuable teacher materials!
from National Geographic’s Education (Beta) site: “Interacting with the world is an inherently spatial activity. From the time we get up in the morning until we go to sleep, we are faced with spatial decisions large and small. From deciding how to get to work or school to understanding how events in far-off lands impact our lives, we need to be able to reason spatially and think geographically. With the increasing focus on globalization, the need for these skills is more and more acute, yet they remain beyond the reach of many teachers and students. ““Investigating Your World With My World GIS will introduce you and your students to applications of geographic information system (GIS) software in social studies and science, using My World GIS software. The collection’s twelve projects were designed to span a range of curricular areas and grade levels and to use the powerful features of My World GIS to help students learn key content and practice spatial problem solving. The projects were developed by active curriculum developers and users of My World GIS in K-12 and higher education.”
“Investigating Your World With My World GIS is a set of activities designed for use with My World GIS software. Each activity was developed by an active curriculum developer and user of My World GIS in K-12 and higher education. The set of activities was designed to span a range of curricular areas and grade levels and to use the powerful features of My World GIS to help students learn key content and practice spatial problem solving. To access the full set of activities, go to www.natgeoed.org/myworldgis. The free My World projects collection is offering a free 90-day trial for the first 500 who start downloading!”
We hope you take advantage of the opportunity to access all these great materials and support the work of National Geographic on behalf of educators everywhere!
originally posted at: http://education.nationalgeographic.com/education/my-world-gis/?ar_a=1