I loved and appreciated the insights that students shared with me through their Story of Place assignments. Fast-forward to this September: we were back in the classroom full-time, and I wanted to transform the project into something more tangible. Continue reading How My Geography Class Used Tins to Tell the Story of Place
Tory Watanabe’s seventh-grade students researched their ancestral lands. As part of the interdisciplinary project, students made artistic maps accompanied by creative writing pieces. Continue reading Educator Spotlight: Uncovering the Importance of Place
Do your students know the names of the streets they take to get to school? Chances are, they may know some of the road names on their routes, but they may not know the history behind their names. This week, ask your students to take a closer look at the street signs they pass every day. Do they know the significance behind the names? The … Continue reading Weekly Warm-Up: The Street Fight for Martin Luther King, Jr.
Every geographer knows that our most powerful memories and experiences are often deeply rooted in a sense of place. Think about the emotions connected to the site of your childhood home, favorite vacation locale, or daily refuge spot. A good filmmaker recognizes this terrene and transcendent nature of place and strives to bring viewers into the elaborate environment(s) inhabited by their characters. Two successful approaches were described … Continue reading Film Projections: Sundance, U23D evoke a real “sense of place”
It’s a big world, full of fascinating places (like the Galápagos Islands, destination for our first My Wonderful World sweepstakes). What’s the most interesting place to you? It could be as extreme as the Arctic Circle, as traditional as Paris or Rome, or as simple as your own hometown. Tell us! Continue reading What’s the Most Interesting Place in the World?