Learning Geography By Following a World Cruise

Learning geography is expected in sixth grade, but learning geography by following a world cruise being shared by the teacher’s daughter is an unusual opportunity to find out about the world with more than maps and globes. Students at Corry Area Middle School in...

Students are Using a GPS System in Geography Class

Middle school students are using a GPS system in geography class to start geocaching.  The seventh graders at Highland Middle School will be using a Global Positioning System (GPS) to hide and find containers. The containers are called geocaches.  They are small...

Kids Hunt for Their Geography Teacher with GPS

A “Where’s Waldo” style of activity had kids hunt for their geography teacher with GPS, and involved their parents in the fun outside the classroom as well. At Struthers Elementary school, 55 fifth graders went on a town wide search to find geography...

Common Core and Social Studies

With attention on math and science, one overlooked area of curriculum planning appears to be Common Core and Social Studies, or how social studies can be used to meet Common Core Standards.  But then, many Social Studies departments and programs across the USA...