Spatial Thinking About Maps

Development of Concepts and Skills Across the Early Years, by Audrey Mohan and Lindsey Mohan. A report prepared for National Geographic Education Programs as part of their mission to design and improve K-6 educational resources provided to educators and families.

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Road Map Project

Three landmark reports focusing on key issues for educational improvement: instructional materials for students, education of teachers, assessment, research, and public attitudes in geography education and research. These reports will chart a course for the large-scale improvement of K-12 geography education in the U.S.

  • A ROAD MAP FOR 21st CENTURY GEOGRAPHY EDUCATION Geography Education Research
  • A ROAD MAP FOR 21st CENTURY GEOGRAPHY EDUCATION Instructional Materials and Professional Development

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21st Century Skills Map

This 21st Century Skills Map is designed in cooperation with the National Council For Geographic Education. The Partnership has issued this report for the core subject of Geography.

21st century skills include Information Literacy, Creativity and Innovation, Media Literacy, ITC Literacy, Flexibility and Adaptability, Initiative and Self-Direction, Social and Cross-Cultural Skills, Productivity and Accountability, Leadership and Responsibility, Creativity and Innovation, Critical Thinking and Problem Solving, and Communication and Collaboration.

The report provides detailed information for 4th, 8th,and 12th grade skills, skill definition, interdisciplinary themes and sample outcomes.

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