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Illuminating Instruction: Putting Science and Geography Together for Better Science Learning

This post was written by Jim McDonald, Professor of Science Education at Central Michigan University, a National Geographic Certified Educator, and educator. More than ever, our world is interconnected. Today’s students need to understand how the complex and dynamic human and natural systems interact to make smart decisions and function effectively. The study of geography is essential to the comprehension of how our world works. … Continue reading Illuminating Instruction: Putting Science and Geography Together for Better Science Learning

Geo-Inquiry from the Prairie to Peru

By Dr. Alex Oberle and Kailyn Bettle It may be one of the world’s most incredible short flights, leaving the 11,000-feet-above-sea-Andean highlands at Cuzco and landing in the Amazon Basin less than an hour later. Midway through the flight, the mountains just end. Suddenly, a line of clouds appears … and then an emerald expanse of rain forest extending more than 1,500 miles to the northeast. It looks … Continue reading Geo-Inquiry from the Prairie to Peru