UC Davis History Project - GeoGlobal Inquiry

This is an optional credit enrollment for registered participants in the UC Davis History Project’s GeoGlobal Inquiry series. Deepen collective knowledge of geographic content, disciplinary thinking and literacy aligned to History-Social Science Curriculum Framework for California Public Schools: Kindergarten through Grade Twelve (2016). Elementary and secondary teachers will develop, implement and refine classroom strategies and model lessons in a collaborative environment with the support of History Project staff and faculty.

Topical Outline:

Day 1 – Full Day

  • Welcome, Introductions, Ice Breaker & Purpose
  • Logistics & Expectations
  • Environmental Scan
  • Introduction of the new CA H-SS Framework
  • What is Geographic Perspective? Introducing Categorical Knowledge
  • Neighborhood Geography – City Heights San Diego Research Questions and Insights
  • Debrief & Wrap-Up: Applying Neighborhood Geography and Today’s Learning to Your Classroom
  • Assignment #1: Environmental Scan; Assignment #2: Read Grade-Level Chapters

Day 2 – Evening Seminar

  • Welcome to Online Environment
  • Review from October 1 and Upcoming
  • California Geographic Alliance and National Geographic Certification
  • National Geographic Certification
  • Reflection and Preparation for next meeting

Day 3 – Full Day

  • Classroom Environmental Scan
  • Review Instructional Practices and Grade-Level Chapters
  • Review and Clarify National Geographic Certification
  • Unpacking Geographic Perspectives in Social Science Lessons
  • Worktime on Geographic Lesson or Activity
  • Debrief and Wrap-up

Day 4 – Evening Seminar

  • Faculty Talk: Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in Social Science
  • Reflection
  • Assignment: School Environmental Scan

Day 5 – Full Day

  • School Environmental Scan
  • Review Geographic Questions
  • Opportunities to Focus on Geography by Expanding Framework Classroom Examples
  • Lesson/Project Updates and Discussion
  • Faculty Talk: “Hunger Atlas” and Using Maps
  • Examining Hunger in Geography and World History
  • Summer Opportunities and Wrap-up

Day 6 – Evening Seminar

  • Faculty Talk: Beating the Wave: Using Pedestrian Evacuation Modeling to Reduce Community Vulnerability
  • Reflection

Day 7 – Evening Seminar

  • Faculty Talk: Using Remote Sensing Balloons
  • Review National Geographic Certification
  • Assignment #1: District/Region Environmental Scan, Assignment #2: Presentations

Day 8 – Full Day

  • Oak Park Walking Tour and Debrief, and travel to Galleria
  • Teacher Presentations
  • District/Region Environmental Scan
  • Global Education
  • Program Wrap-up & Evaluation

For additional information and to register in the corresponding workshop for which this credit is offered please visit: http://historyproject.ucdavis.edu/?

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