Dr. Robert Saveland – Geography Teacher for over 70 Years

GeoInspirations: Robert Saveland – Geography Educator, War Hero, Lifelong Learner By Joseph J. Kerski Three things learned: 1. Dr. Robert Saveland from Missouri is a boss. He has been teaching geography since world war II, where he served as a communications officer in France. He has seen some of the greatest changes in human history unfold during the course of his lifetime. He has been a member of the NCGE […]

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Why Geography Education Matters – A Perspective from the NCGE

Why Geography Education Matters – National Council for Geographic Education (NCGE) The article linked above is by the NCGE: an advocacy group that is a century old. It is composed of U.S. and international teachers, professors, students, businesses, and others who support geography education. The article is a brief essay on the importance of geography education in 21st century schools. Although the bias of the writer is clear in the article, I […]

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Data Analysis Skill Acquisition

Data Analysis is relevant to Senior Geography because it is the factual basis on how we can formulate solid opinions and logically solve geographic problems. This skill is specifically transferable to math and science (these subjects may expose the learner to Data Analysis in a more rigorous format). In a senior geography course, this skill would be developed and reinforced in an activity or inquiry project that involves the collection […]

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