Title

Improving Geographic Literacy and Student Engagement Through Technology in the High School Social Studies Classroom

Date

6-1-2017 5:30 PM

End Time

1-6-2017 6:30 PM

Location

WUC Pacific Room

Department

Teacher Education

Session Chair

Melanie Landon-Hays

Session Chair

Xiaopeng Gong

Session Title

MAT poster Sessions

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Alicia Wenzel

Presentation Type

Poster session

Abstract

Many high school students struggle with geography-related tasks in and out of school. This can often be attributed to a lack of required geography courses in American public schools. Thus, educators wonder: how can social studies teachers incorporate geography into other social studies courses in engaging and relevant ways? This Action Research Project seeks to address this question by identifying research-based approaches, including technological resources, to improve student engagement and geographic literacy skills. Additionally presented is an overview of this problem, review of current literature, and a reflection to guide future research connected to improving engagement and geographic literacy skills.

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Jun 1st, 5:30 PM Jun 1st, 6:30 PM

Improving Geographic Literacy and Student Engagement Through Technology in the High School Social Studies Classroom

WUC Pacific Room

Many high school students struggle with geography-related tasks in and out of school. This can often be attributed to a lack of required geography courses in American public schools. Thus, educators wonder: how can social studies teachers incorporate geography into other social studies courses in engaging and relevant ways? This Action Research Project seeks to address this question by identifying research-based approaches, including technological resources, to improve student engagement and geographic literacy skills. Additionally presented is an overview of this problem, review of current literature, and a reflection to guide future research connected to improving engagement and geographic literacy skills.