Teaching Geography: Workshop 1
Programs and Activities: Part 2. NASA
Going Further 1 (15 minutes)
Using the Standards
Site Leader: You will need copies of the National Standards for this activity. You may print them here.
Please keep participants to five minutes of individual writing and facilitate discussion for the remaining time.
Choose one of the eighteen National Geography Standards. Working individually, take five minutes to address the following questions in writing. First, write down your chosen standard. How did it relate to the video case study? What geographic issue did your chosen standard help to explain? Why did you choose that standard? Choose another geographic issue or phenomenon anywhere in the world that relates to your standard. How can your chosen standard help explain this geographic issue/phenomenon to you and/or your students?
For the remaining 10 minutes, please discuss your answers with the group.