AAG Offers Geography Resources for Teachers

The Association of American Geographers (AAG) offers an array of web resources for K-12 and college-level instruction. Reinforcing this year’s Earth Science Week theme of “Mapping Our World,” these materials support geographic approaches to Earth science education:

  • The Geographic Advantage, an educational companion for the National Research Council’s “Understanding the Changing Planet,” outlines teaching strategies and geographic investigations that show student how geographers explore environmental change and sustainability.
  • Teaching About Global Climate Change provides free, online professional development for geography and social studies teachers at the middle and high school levels. Modules target instructors preparing to teach about climate change.
  • GeoSTART helps middle- and high-school students develop geography, Earth science, and spatial thinking skills using NASA Earth Observing Missions remote sensing imagery and related data. Go online for free activities and materials.