A tool that you need to use with your students

This school year, my curriculum changed from "World Geography" to "Global Studies." It's more than a name change, it reflects a change in what we deem essential for students to know. We are deliberating focusing on the human geography piece more than the physical geography side - something I've written about before in "Why Geography … Continue reading A tool that you need to use with your students

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

#worldgeochat Preview 3/13 Chat — AP Human Geography

Just in time to begin exam review planning, Tuesday night's #worldgeochat will discuss the 7 themes of AP Human Geography.  Hosted by Stewart Parker @parkersGeocats and Tyler George @GeorgeHistory, a couple of APHG's best AND hosts of #aphgchat, the questions will get you thinking about Human Geography content and resources to share with your students. … Continue reading #worldgeochat Preview 3/13 Chat — AP Human Geography

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

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