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Integrating Computer Science and Geography in Grades 3-12

Fellows in this program explore how education in computer science and geography concepts and skills can be integrated in highly engaging and relevant lessons across a range of subject areas and at any grade level. They invest time in creating and piloting lessons to meet the needs of their own students. They also participate in a community of practice, which is a vehicle for supporting other teachers and creating meaningful learning experiences for more students.

Meeting Sessions (all 6-7:30 pm)

Oct. 17, 2023 – Orientation Session (SLIDES | RECORDING)
Nov. 21, 2023 – Session #2 (SLIDES | RECORDING)
Dec. 19,2023 – Session #3 (SLIDES | RECORDING)
Jan. 16, 2024 – Session #4 (SLIDES | RECORDING)
Feb. 20, 2024 – Session #5 (SLIDES | RECORDING)
Mar. 19, 2024 – Session #6
Apr. 16, 2024 – Session #7
May 21, 2024 – Session #8

Resource Library

  • American Panorama: An Atlas of US History
    American Panorama is an historical atlas of the United States for the twenty-first century. It combines cutting-edge research with innovative interactive mapping techniques, designed to appeal to anyone with an interest in American history or a love of maps.
  • Exploring Age Groups in the 2020 Census
    Learn about characteristics such as percent of population, population change from 2010, percent female, and racial and ethnic diversity index and prevalence for a variety of age groups for the nation, states, counties and census tracts.
  • Statistics in Schools (see activities for all grades)
    • Understanding the U.S. Population 2020 Census Maps
      For elementary school (state level pop. density; dot distribution map of pop.; pop. median age)
      For middle school (county level pop. density; pop. growth 1920-2017; pop. median age; family size; median incomes)
      For high school (county level pop. density; pop. growth 1920-2017; languages spoken at home; median incomes)
      *Note that all versions show state capitals, total population by state,  and the number of Congressional representatives per state.
  • K12 Computer Science – Definition and Framework (k12cs.org)
  • Computational Thinking Is Critical Thinking. And It Works in Any Subject. (Stephen Noonoo, EdSurge, 5/1/2019)
  • xyHt Digital Magazine (Dec. 5, 2022): Encoding Geography: Scale Up to Keep Up