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Teaching Geography in Today’s World

Updated: Jul 10, 2020

Teaching Geography in the 21st Century course through eNetLearning.

As the COVID-19 situation makes sadly and abundantly clear, geography is more relevant now than ever before. Furthermore, the maps and dashboards that you and millions of others have been looking at were created using powerful web based mapping tools. You have access to these same tools as an instructor, and so do your students!

How should modern geography be taught? What approaches, tools, readings, activities, and data should be used to foster engagement with the geographic inquiry process? This course will include discussion, videos, readings, short assessments, and hands-on activities with interactive 2D and 3D maps, infographics, field surveys, storymaps, and more.

Starts June 10th!

COURSE OUTCOMES: By the end of this course, participants will be equipped to:

1) Identify, describe, and discuss the urban, economic, land use, natural hazards, health, and population issues foundational to geography at different geographical and temporal scales.

2) Apply geographic principles to effectively teach geography with the geographic perspective.

3) Understand how to incorporate geospatial technologies, including dynamic web maps, charts, and data, to teach geography.

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