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WDMESC: Mapping Myths, Mapping Asia: Rediscovering Asia’s Physical and Human Geography [6-12] - Virtual Workshop

This six hour, interactive PD session explores various strategies for bringing Asia from the periphery to the center of world geography classrooms. We will begin by exploring the historical origins of some of our most important geographical categories--from the divisions between East and West to the continental system itself--and consider how these divisions shape how we see the world today. Then we will survey some of the most important features of East Asia’s human geography, from diverse languages and religions to changing population structures and patterns. Finally, the workshop will provide teachers with concrete strategies for using web-based mapping tools such as ArcGIS Online to engage Asia’s complex geography in the classroom. These tools allow students to analyze spatial patterns and create meaningful visualizations of data from the local to the global.  

For a full workshop description (including speakers, format, etc. Please see this google link:

Presenting Scholars:

Dr. Zach Smith, Department of History, University of Central Arkansas

Important Session Information:

Teachers who attend the three-hour synchronous meeting as well as three additional hours of asynchronous assignments via Google Classroom are eligible to receive:

   *  Six Hours Continuing Education Credit
   *  $30 Stipend
   *  Access to online resources and classroom teaching materials
   *  Priority enrollment for future NCTA programming

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Session ID:
Credits Available:
(6) Hours
Seats Filled:
11 / 20
Contact Person:
Brook Singletary
Dr. Zach Smith - UCA
Date Time Location
7/13/2021 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Wilbur D. Mills Education Service Cooperative - Wilbur D. Mills Education Service Co-op - ***VIRTUAL Training***

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