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Rescooped by Denise McKinney Ethun from Geography Education!

Political Advocacy for Geo-Education

Political Advocacy for Geo-Education | Library Media Specialists |

Next week, a delegations from every state alliance will go to Washington D.C. to advocate for geography education and I will represent Rhode Island. On February 26th I will personally meet with Senators Whitehouse and Reed, Congressmen Cicilline and Langevin. I those meetings I will encourage them to become sponsors of the Teaching Geography is Fundamental bill. I would like to encourage you to consider voicing your support for geography education with you representatives. Did you know that Geography is the ONLY required subject that does not receive any dedicated federal funding under No Child Left Behind?

Via Seth Dixon
Denise McKinney Ethun's insight:

As a Social Science teacher and Librarian I urge you to support Geography in our school curriculum.

Seth Dixon's curator insight, February 21, 2014 7:21 PM

If you are a member of your state geographic alliance (and if not, join!) you can help our cause immensely by letting members of Congress know that there is support for geography education and the Teaching Geography is Fundamental Act..  It helps tremendously if they already have heard from constituents about the importance of geography education BEFORE our Feb 26th meetings.   I urge you to join me in a chorus of support for action by Congress. You don’t have to go to DC to help.

You can go to and send pre-written letters directly to your Senators and Representative...please join me in this effort to strengthen geography education in the United States. 

ewarta geo's curator insight, July 9, 2014 2:41 PM

Interesting to see the huge difference in funding for arts vs. geography. I applaud Prof. Dixon for advocating and fighting for what he is passionate about. Hopefully this gains popularity and he can get support from these political officials.

Brittany Renee McKnight's curator insight, August 28, 2014 6:55 PM

This is sad. 

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Ptak Science Books: A Beautiful Timeline: the U.S. Civil War

Ptak Science Books: A Beautiful Timeline: the U.S. Civil War | Library Media Specialists |
JF Ptak Science Books Quick Post This fantastic timeline of the U.S. Civil War (History of the Civil War in the United States, 1860-1865) was compiled by J. Kellick Bathurst, drawn by Edward Perrin, and printed by the Courier Lithographic...
Denise McKinney Ethun's insight:

An excellent resource for U.S, History teachers.

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How To Organize Your Research With The Power Of Google Drive

How To Organize Your Research With The Power Of Google Drive | Library Media Specialists |
Google Docs has made its home on Google Drive. So after one year, it’s high time to get used to calling it by the new account name.

Via Ana Cristina Pratas, Dennis T OConnor
Denise McKinney Ethun's insight:

Google docs was very useful to me at school and I still have several committees where I use it. Now I have to remember to call it Google Drive

María Asunción Martínez Mayoral's curator insight, September 9, 2013 10:58 PM

Google no deja de sorprender; interesantes herramientas para investigación dentro de Google drive.

María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, December 14, 2013 6:55 PM