THE DELAWARE CENTER FOR GEOGRAPHIC EDUCATION

During the suspension of face to face school activities due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, DCGE is working closely with its UD Social Studies affiliates and the Social Studies Coalition of Delaware to identify standards focused instructional materials and activities that parents and teachers can share with their students. We'll be adding a new folder under our Resources tab labeled COVID 19 where you will be able to find resources. Our DCGE FaceBook page is also posting links to resources. For particular needs, send us an email with your request.

How a Cartographer Drew North America, Freehand – Obscura Academy

Atlas Obscura staff writer Jessica Leigh Hester speaks with artist and cartographer Anton Thomas, who draws maps of the world by hand with colored pencils. Thomas employs meticulous detail to depict everything from destructive earthquakes to mythical beasts. Check out Thomas's custom mapmaking tools, the original North America map, and all the whimsical details that live in his creations.
https://www.atlasobscura.com/series/wonder-from-home/education

Enhancing Geographic Literacy in Delaware

DCGE is a group of educators and practitioners working together to support the teaching of geography in public and private schools across the State. We work closely with our UD Social Studies Partners who similarly provide support to the content areas of Civics, Economics and History.

Delaware STEM Educator Awards

The Delaware STEM Educator Award recognizes a teacher or team of teachers at the elementary, middle and high school levels that demonstrate STEM innovation and excellence through teaching, academic collaboration, and student engagement. First place winners will receive a one-time unrestricted cash award as a thank you for their commitment to STEM in Delaware and the success of our students. The Governor's STEM Council definition of STEM education and the Council's three goals are the basis for evaluation of exemplary STEM practice in the classroom.

2020 ArcGIS Online Competition Results

Now that the 2020 ArcGIS Online Competition for US High School and Middle School Students has come to a close, we'd like to share with you the names of the winners from each participating state. The competition offers a great way to see how students view the world and investigate and answer their own questions. All 130 awardees plus participating schools and states are visible in this map. Each awardee deserves kudos for going above and beyond in a time of turmoil. Explore all the results, and see how some students met and even exceeded expectations.
https://education.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapJournal/index.html?appid=2e3e40eea7dd459cb82604d76f40e3cf&adumkts=industry_solutions&aduse=education&aduin=K12&aduc=email&adum=drip&utm_Source=email&aduca=cra_schools&aduco=AGO-Competition-2020-Results&adut=G1106545&aduat=email&adupt=community&sf_id=7015x000000iWqRAAU&aducp=newsletter_body_headline

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