This has been my first year as Chief Reader of the AP Human Geography reading and it is amazing to watch all the moving parts come together. It couldn’t happen without such dedicated, professional, and passionate geography educators all working together. I was delighted to have Dr. Marie Price, President of the American Geographical Society, be our professional development night speaker and she was outstanding. Her talk, MIGRATION AS A CROSSCUTTING THEME IN HUMAN GEOGRAPHY, proved that her geographic expertise is only matched by her teaching prowess; the audience was riveted (PDF of slides here).
NIGHT OF THE ROUND TABLES: Thursday evening, June 7th we had our annual “Night of the Round Tables” event. This event was designed to create a place to share new ideas, pick up lesson plans, discover new resources, and develop strategies for teaching geography. Presenters had 15 minutes to present. Below are (or will be soon) the digital copies of the presentations and the handouts that they wanted to share:
- The Wonder of the 1-pager, Deborah Edmondson: 1 pager-PTTx
- Vocabulary Games, Rebecca White: APHugVocabCardDirections, Vocabulary Card Games
- Beyond the Danger of a Single Story, Jody Smothers-Marcello: Single Story
- Three Levels of Questions as a Unit Review, Adalia Aborisade: 3 Levels
- Famous Geographers for the 21st Century, Jennifer Mapes: FamousGeogs
- Student EdCamp for Review, Shari North; Google Doc
- More to be posted when I receive them!