The Star of the North!
Since 1987, Minnesota Alliance for Geographic Education (MAGE) has been engaged in a wide ranging set of professional development activities, public policy advocacy, curriculum development, and programming for extracurricular learning. The core of the Alliance leadership began as a team of college faculty and master teachers that had successfully completed summer institutes funded by the National Science Foundation.
MAGE has been based at Macalester College throughout its history. The mission of the MAGE is to enhance the level of geographic literacy of the state through professional development for in-service teachers, the creation of a common assessment for high school geography classes that is aligned with the state graduation requirements, the development of curriculum for all levels of geography instruction, and the promotion of the awareness of the importance of geographic education among the general public. As we go forward we intend to develop a variety of ways to increase the level of geographic literacy among high school students in Minnesota.
Minnesota Geographic Education Endowment contributors
C.H. Robinson Foundation Eden Prairie MN
Macalester College St. Paul, MN