Powerful Geography

Powerful Geography

New Thinking for the Next Generation of Geography Education

Research

Geography in American education has benefited from over thirty years of reform efforts, from The Guidelines for Geographic Education (Five Themes) and Geography for Life: National Geography Standards to a state-based network of Geographic Alliances...

K-12 Education

Empowering Student’s Aspirations in College, Career, and Civic Life Powerful Geography aims to create a variety of resources for K-12 teachers across the country that can be used in geography and social studies classrooms at...

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Want to become a Powerful Geography Teacher?   You can join the ranks of teachers across the state of Texas and more that trust and believe in the power of Powerful Geography. Become a teacher...

Testimonies

What are teachers saying about Powerful Geography? Read and listen to the testimonies of teachers, educators, and professors on Powerful Geography. Social Studies Coordinator “The way that I see Powerful Geography is an immersive platform...

About Powerful Geography

What is Powerful Geography?

Powerful Geography is a new approach to teaching and learning about Geography. Every student in our classroom is different and no class is ever the same, yet teachers and educators continue to teach the same content and curriculum over and over again. Powerful Geography is about making geography education relevant to our students. Instead of teaching them the same facts, Powerful Geography dives deeper into the standards (curriculum) by showing the student what they can do after school with their geographic knowledge both in their personal life and as a job/career. On our Powerful Geography website we have compiled a large list of jobs that use geographic knowledge and skills one way or another. Through our PD workshops we provide the teacher with the ability to guide their students to those resources so that they can explore the opportunities available out there for them and why their geography course is so important.

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Lesson Plans

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Watch and listen to the videos to learn more about Powerful Geography

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Powerful Geography in a Nutshell
Dr. Thomas Larsen

Powerful Geography and K-12 Teachers
Dr. Richard G. Boehm

Powerful Geography and Stakeholders
Dr. Joanna Zadrozny

Powerful Geography Research
Dr. Michael Solem

Powerful Geography and Higher Education
Dr. Thomas Larsen