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Published on February 19, 2014

Author: glennw98



The Kansas Geographic Alliance created this presentation to support the integration of geography and history.

 Teaching with Maps
 American Presidents Activity

Group 1: 1789-1861 Home states of Presidents 1789-1861

Group 2: 1861-1929 Home states of Presidents 1861-1929

1789-1929 Home states of Presidents 1789-1861 Home states of Presidents 1861-1929

Group 3: 1929-2009 Home states of Presidents 1861-1929

1789-2009 Home states of Presidents 1789-1861 Home states of Presidents 1861-1929 Home states of Presidents 1929-2009

American Presidents Activity • This is an example of linking history and geography ! • It also has students engaged in thinking about spatial patterns – working on vocabulary related to describing pattern • The activity also uses dual coding [both text and graphics]

Pattern • The arrangement of objects • Are they random or regularly spaced? • Are there clusters, strings, rings, waves, other non-random arrangements of features? • Pattern enables the brain to recognize that some kind of external force or process may be influencing the locations of things.

Teaching with Maps & Graphs ! Kansas Geographic Alliance ! ! John Harrington Jr. [Geography] Lisa Tabor [Curriculum & Instruction]

Kansas Geographic Alliance • Our mission is to promote and support geographic literacy and education throughout Kansas • • Coordinator = John Harrington, Jr., Kansas State University • Co-Coordinator = Paul Phillips, Fort Hays State University • Graduate Assistant = Lisa Tabor

Kansas Geographic Alliance (KGA) • Established in coordination with the National Geographic Society’s Education Foundation in 1991 • The State of Kansas has provided one-time funding (in the late 1990s) to help endow the activities of the KGA • We have a 50% endowment: $250,000 from the state, which was matched by NGS – there is “financial” room to improve

Images help students ‘see’ the connections Jan 13, 2013

Ways to improve intellectually 
 A picture is worth 1,000 words • • • • Literacy Articulacy Numeracy Graphicacy – Maps & charts

Olden days Horse and buggy ! Model T Now Fuel efficient hybrid

This is your brain This is your brain in Kansas

Dual (or Multi) Coding • A  general    theory  of  cognition   • Verbal  +  non-­‐verbal   – non-­‐verbal  can  be  any  of  the  five   senses,  not  specifically  visual   • Results  of  dual  coding  indicate     that  learning  and  retention     of  knowledge  improves  for     both  subjects

Teaching  with  Maps  
 a  way  to  incorporate  dual-­‐coding • Use  of  words  and  pictures  instead  of  just  words  alone   • Present  pictures  and  corresponding  narration  close   together  in  space  and  time   • Minimize  extra  details  at  the  beginning  (Paivio  2006)   • Lots  of  history  and  geography  examples Articles.html

Teaching Subjects Together • Majority of social studies time spent on history ! • Coupling geography with history (lots of references) ! • The students learn their history better + geographers are happy, the student’s spatial awareness increases as well ! • Dual-encoding enables the teaching of integrated subjects

Teaching with Maps • Good way to use dual-encoding and teach two (or more) subjects together • Map (or graphics or figures) provide greater context for student comprehension while teaching them a skill ! • Use either GIS or good ol’ paper maps!

Story Maps

Teaching Social Studies Using Story Maps – Civics/government – election year primary calendar (http:// – Economics – top 10 most damaging US hurricanes of all time ( – History – presidential assassinations ( MapTour/index.html? appid=ab0a96fab64f42f2bdce5d4856f1cb86&webmap=70af364dd9 2749d8ba3e090d6f982609#) – Current events - the venues at Sochi ( apps/MapTour/?appid=e88045ee56ae42d090470d3ca8287543)

National Geographic MapMaker

Aura • The "zone of influence around an object" (Gersmehl and Gersmehl 2007, 184) or “sphere of influence” • How does a place affect its neighbors? • What effect(s) does a feature have on nearby areas? • This is why it is important to consider neighbors in deciding where to put things

Aura Activity Geographic AURA of a new missile based in North Korea (Gersmehl and Gersmehl 2005) • North Korea is already one of the world’s major producers of guided missiles. According to intelligence that is occasionally reported in the newspaper, the country is about to develop a nuclear warhead that can travel up to 500 miles on a missile. If they put an atomic bomb on their missile, what places might be vulnerable to attack?

Aura Activity • Find North Korea on the map – Zoom in if needed ! • Using the drawing tool, locate and mark the following cities: – Beijing, Hiroshima, Hong Kong, Osaka, Seoul, Shanghai, Shenyang, Taipei, Tokyo, Hanoi & Vladivostok

Aura Activity • Using the measure tool, measure 500 miles in each cardinal direction from Pyongyang ! • Using the drawing tool, draw a circle around the measurement points ! • If they put an atomic bomb on their missile, what places might be vulnerable to attack?

Reactions to Aura Activity • How else could you use the National Geographic Map Maker?

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) any information system capable of: ! integrating, storing, editing, sharing, analyzing, and displaying ! geographically referenced information John Snow's 1855 map of the Soho cholera outbreak showing the clusters of cholera cases in the London epidemic of 1854

Learning to Think Spatially: GIS as a Support System in the K-12 Curriculum • GIS is an established technology with growing relevance and applicability in the contemporary K-12 classroom ! • National Research Council (2006)

GIS in the World Around Us • • • • • • Mapping Planning and zoning Disaster relief Route planning Crime analysis Health

Learning how to use a GIS online • Introduction and demonstration of ArcGIS Online • Start using a GIS to make your own web maps ! •

Esri ArcGIS Statewide K-12 Site License for Kansas • To support education efforts around this revolution, ESRI, the world’s Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software leader, and the Kansas Department of Education have partnered to provide every public, private and charter K-12 school throughout the state free access to ESRI’s state-of-the-art GIS software, ArcGIS, and training

ArcGIS Online What Is It? • Online mapping program • • • • How can it benefit education? • Supports GIS as a way to prepare the next generation Create interactive web maps of spatial thinkers using provided data or your ! own data • Web-based GIS now offers Share maps on the internet spatial analysis and interactive mapping Access content shared by ! other users • Benefits to online mapping for There are hundreds of maps education: publication, ready for you to use sharing, storage, privacy, analysis tools, collaboration, and ease of access

The ArcGIS Online Home Page

Gallery of publicly available web maps How to navigate to a blank web map Sign in to create an account and save your maps Search box for web maps Currently featured maps

If you typed in the search box, looking for a map…

…this is what the search box results page looks like… Click on the title to open the map of your choice

…this is the map information page… General map information How to open the map A list of the data the map contains

…more specifically how to open a map… There are three different programs that can be used to open this map, select “Open in map viewer” to use ArcGIS Online

…now that you map is open, here is how to navigate the web map…

The details side window can displays your map information Click basemap to open the basemap menu to select and change the basemap type Displays any bookmarks that are set up within the map Measure between features on the map

…using the details side window… About this map button displays map details Contents button displays the map layers Legend button displays the active map layers legend

Introduction to ArcGIS Online • Esri Education Community 5 x 5 activity ! • Pick three of the activities to complete ! • Complete individually or in pairs

Reactions to 5x5 Activity

Work time – find something useful to you • Working individually or in pairs ! • Identify 1-2 maps, story maps, or ways to use the map maker that you could use in your classroom now ! • Prepare to share with the group: – What map you have made and/or found – How you plan to use it

Share your ideas! • Share with the group: – What map you have found – What resource you used – How you plan to use it (be specific)

Teaching with Maps & Graphs • Gee, my lecture will be better for student learning - if I just add a visual

Geography Is! “The world and everything in it” Alexander Graham Bell

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