High-Adventure Science Collection from National Geographic
This collection of lessons is built around the NSF funded High-Adventure Science project—a set of online curriculum modules for middle and high school science classrooms.
The modules utilize computer models and real world data to help students examine contemporary unanswered questions in Earth science—think climate change, the availability of freshwater, land management, and more. Students explore evidence and discuss the issues of certainty—and uncertainty—with the models and data. Each lesson in the collection includes five activities with complete directions for classroom integration, alignment to national standards, and additional resources for student learning.
Visit the High-Adventure Science Collection
The Education and the Environment Initiative (EEI) Curriculum
EEI is California’s groundbreaking, first-in-the nation K-12 environmental education curriculum. It’s California State Board of Education-approved, teaches select California science and history/social science standards and helps support Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards.
Each EEI Curriculum unit contains a combination of teacher, classroom and student components that are chock-full of engaging lessons and informational texts.
Visit the EEI home page here: http://www.californiaeei.org/curriculum/.
From KQED: 20 Videos Exploring Geography
This article identifies resources you may want to use…”Too often, sites with materials for teachers provide multiday lesson plans on relatively narrow topics or require paid subscriptions. PBS LearningMedia provides me with exactly what I need: short, free, and easily accessed materials that I can use to design and enhance my own curricula.
In PBS LearningMedia, educators can conduct a keyword search or browse by subject area and grade level. Here are some links to videos and interactives I’ve discovered so far, organized by AP Human Geography topics. (Editor’s note: These resources could also enhance learning in world history and social studies.)”
Find the list of KQED videos here: http://blogs.kqed.org/education/2014/10/15/where-do-you-belong-20-geography-videos-exploring-the-relationship-between-place-and-space/
World Geography Lessons
This set of world geography lessons invites students to explore agriculture, cities, oceans, rivers, volcanoes, and other themes. These lessons are based on geography content standards and were originally written for Year 6 (Grade 6) students, but can be used with higher grades. They all are hands-on investigations with some core statements of key content. They all use ArcGIS Online with no log in required.
Find the World Geography Lessons here: http://denverro.maps.arcgis.com/apps/PublicGallery/index.html?appid=41c4f119e0d54893ad8de669d240ca7b&group=160f2751a87f4842a4d46a6734c13f1b
A Curated List of Multimedia Links for Geography Education
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