The Alabama Geographic Alliance is scheduled to have the Giant Traveling Map of The Pacific Ocean from September 30 through November 22, 2016. Our goal is to move this map all across the state! The key is to create a GTM Trail that goes from teacher to teacher. Therefore, you are invited to request the use of the map at your school at no cost for rental. Each teacher who receives the map will be responsible for using the map, allowing others to teach with the map if they request, maintaining the security of the map, completing a survey when you are finished with it, and then transporting it to the next recipient using a pickup truck or large SUV. The map is 26’ x 35’ so the floor space required is a gym, cafeteria, civic area, or other similarly sized space. A trunk of teaching materials comes with the map. There is no cost to you unless the map and accompanying materials are damaged.
Please let us know as quickly as possible if you would like to schedule the map for one to three days. To reserve the map you must go to the following URL and fill out the form to make your request: (https://drive.google.com/open?id=1773vbhMg7QhXWf4T3vLsINZLI13blo8QyXPNpO0lWpw).
Join over 12,000 educators and empower your students to learn more about the world and how it works. The National Geographic Bee is an exciting competition for any fourth through eighth graders. The first 100 schools to enroll in the Bee receive free study resources. The Bee motivates students to learn and study on their own. As a 2014 state champion stated “My preparation for the bee has taught me good study habits which can be applied in all aspects of life.”
Register your school for $100. Visit us online at www.nationalgeographic.com/geobee. Registration vouchers are available. Please contact email@example.com.
Please note Registration runs from Sept. 15 – Feb 6.
Contact Alabama GeoBee Coordinator Sharon Christman with any questions (firstname.lastname@example.org or 205-916-0481)
March 27th, 2015 State Bee Competition
May 11-13, 2015 National Geo Bee, Washington, D.C.
The Alabama Geographic Alliance and the Department of Geography at UNA sponsored the Giant Traveling Map at Forest Hills Elementary School. Thanks to Megan Smith, Forest Hills Teacher, who organized the map at their school.
Thanks to ECE 306 – Arithmetic for Early Childhood Education (Ms Megan Smith, Instructor) – for allowing Dr. Keys-Mathews to work with you on teaching math using geography skills! Three in-service teachers joined the class to have fun with maps and skills such as measuring distances, determining direction, and how the language of maps and the the language of math have similar terminology. See the Alliance Resources page for links for resources!