Tuesday Chat Preview: Japan, North Korea, and South Korea

I have found in my 11 years of teaching geography that many students are fascinated by Japan, North and South Korea. Whether it be K-pop, which many became familiar with with the hit "Gangnam Style", the subway pushers on Tokyo's subway system, or the tense relationship between North and South Korea, students always want to … Continue reading Tuesday Chat Preview: Japan, North Korea, and South Korea

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Potpourri Chat Questions and Resources

My fellow #worldgeochat moderators and I often throw around potential chat topics, yet quickly dismiss some that we feel might not need a full hour to discuss. Many of these topics though are passions of ours that we would love to crowdsource new ideas from our #worldgeochat community. When we were planning our spring chat … Continue reading Potpourri Chat Questions and Resources

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)

A Conference Win! (Strategies and Resources You Can Use In Your Class Today!)

This past Saturday I made the trek from the suburbs of Chicago to Illinois State University in Bloomington-Normal to attend the 2017 Geography in the 21st Century Conference. I made this 2 hour journey across the cold, flat, farm fields of central Illinois, with my friend and fellow #worldgeochat moderator Chris Heffernan. (@cheffernan75 ) Neither of … Continue reading A Conference Win! (Strategies and Resources You Can Use In Your Class Today!)

Integrating History Into Your Geography/Global Studies Class

Whenever I start talking history, for the first time, in my gloal studies course, inevitably a student will raise their hand to ask a question. No, its not can they go to the bathrrom. It ususally goes something like, "Mr. Casey why are we talking about history in a geography/global studies course?" I then explain … Continue reading Integrating History Into Your Geography/Global Studies Class