#worldgeochat Talks Graphic Novels!

This week #worldgeochat welcomes Quinn Rollins to talk about using Graphic Novels in your geography classroom. Take a look at these resources about Graphic Novels: Quinn Rollins: Play Like a Pirate For those of you on Instagram, Quinn's School Comics account has a wealth of graphic novels. Tim Smyth's History Comics site Tim also has done … Continue reading #worldgeochat Talks Graphic Novels!

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Preview Post — Gamification on Tuesday, 9PM EST

The Super Bowl, the Olympics and gamification… OH MY! This week in the #worldgeochat community is wicked exciting, as we will be exploring how to incorporate games within the classroom! Guest moderator Christian Conrad (@mrconrad_lhs), will be taking us on a journey as we discuss one of the hottest topics of student engagement: gamification! Here … Continue reading Preview Post — Gamification on Tuesday, 9PM EST

Stormy Seas: Stories of Young Boat Refugees – Book Review & how to use it in your class

Stormy Seas: Stories of Young Boat Refugees - Mary Beth Leatherdale & Eleanor Shakespeare 2017 - Annick Press 56 pages 5/5 Gold Stars I don't care what grade level you teach, students love picture books. There is something funny and sweet about 7th graders sitting on the floor listening to their teacher read a picture … Continue reading Stormy Seas: Stories of Young Boat Refugees – Book Review & how to use it in your class

Hugh Masekela & his role in my classroom

As I did my normal Twitter scroll this morning, I came across a tweet that saddened me. https://twitter.com/JasonReynolds83/status/955792957298434050 I first found Hugh Masekela in 1987 while watching Paul Simon's Graceland concert special on HBO. My mom had the Graceland cassette tape (it would be another 4 years before the Heffernans had a CD player) and I … Continue reading Hugh Masekela & his role in my classroom

Teaching Through Sports (A Preview of Tuesday, January 23rd’s #worldgeochat)

Guest post by this week's #worldgeochat host Eric Nelson (@FANgeopolitics ) Hi everyone! 🏅 I'm looking forward to chatting this Tuesday night, January 23rd, about how to use sports (aka organized play) to boost teaching and learning, especially during big world events like the upcoming Winter Olympics! “Sports” are one of the most relatable activities as … Continue reading Teaching Through Sports (A Preview of Tuesday, January 23rd’s #worldgeochat)

Dear Mr. President – A Response to the “Shithole Countries” Comment

Dear Mr. President, I have so many thoughts right now, but I'll try to keep this simple for you. My school has students from 38 nations. It is hard enough for them to adjust to life in a new country as an adolescent without someone calling their homeland a "shithole country." As a geography teacher, … Continue reading Dear Mr. President – A Response to the “Shithole Countries” Comment