Sherri Michalowski, this week’s Educator of the Week, believes in helping her students develop their own voices as global citizens. Her impactful and well-received lesson about where t-shirts come from was inspired by a question she herself didn’t know the answer to. Sherri is a teacher consultant for the Wisconsin Geographic Alliance and teaches 8th grade social studies at Wisconsin Hills Middle School in Brookfield, … Continue reading Educator Spotlight: Where did all this stuff come from?!
In the United States, we pay homage to some of our greatest men and women by recognizing their professional lives. From Presidents’ Day to Veterans’ Day to Labor Day, all of us enjoy holidays in celebration of the hard work we put into our livelihoods for over 50 weeks each year. As the United States honors its fallen soldiers during next week’s Memorial Day observances, … Continue reading Weekly Warm-Up: Brazil Celebrates the ‘Day of the Geographer’
EDUCATION Nearly three-quarters of eighth-graders tested below proficient in geography on the Nation’s Report Card. Now a new study suggests some reasons why. (U.S. News and World Report) The new government report relied heavily on our own Road Map Project—click here to learn more about the road map for large-scale improvement of K-12 geography education. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources … Continue reading Why are U.S. Students Bad at Geography?