Advocating for a Geographically Literate Society
The mission of the Arizona Geographic Alliance is to promote geographic education and be the advocates for geographic literacy throughout the state of Arizona. Since 2003, the Alliance has conducted over 518 workshops that have impacted over 20,000 teachers who are teaching more than 800,000 students. These workshops have been in schools and school districts as well as in state and national level settings.
Each year the Alliance conducts an annual geography conference (GeoConference), and hosts various daylong workshops that focus on a region of the world or on a teaching strategy such as GeoLiteracy (integration of geography and reading and writing skills), GeoSTEMSS (integration of geography and STEM skills), GeoHistory (history and civics taught with a geographic perspective), and GeoLiteracy for English Language Learners (ELLs). We impact hundreds of preservice teachers through education methods classes, and our membership totals over 5,100 educators.
Visit our website (http://geoalliance.asu.edu) to get hundreds of classroom maps (regional, national, state, as well as historical maps and maps for young learners). Our website also has over 300 geography lessons updated with the Arizona Career & College Readiness Standards for mathematics and English language arts, many with ELL adaptations. We also feature tools to interpret and analyze Primary Sources with a Geographic Lens and support a lending program for two NGS giant traveling floor maps of Arizona.
*Arizona Geographic Education Endowment contributors
- Kautz Family Foundation