People and the Planet - 2 workshops (Tempe & Tucson)

July 9, 2018 - 9:00am - July 10, 2018 - 3:00pm
Arizona State University, Tempe & University of Arizona, Tucson


People & the Planet: Hands-On Geography for a Growing World 

Learn about 41 innovative activities, 18 readings and 31 infographics that are fully accessible online for middle school classrooms.  Explore such topics as : Climate change, water scarcity, global wealth inequality, and more.  These hands-on strategies will keep you and your students engaged and emphasize real world problem solving.

Grade Level Focus:  6 - 8 But teachers of other grade levels may attend with the intent they will modify the lessons for their own teaching situations.

What to expect:

A download access code for Population Education’s new middle school curriculum, with over 40 lesson plans aligned to Arizona State Social Studies standards

Additional age-appropriate teaching resources and access to curriculum items


6 recertification hours

Please bring a laptop or tablet to participate in the online activities.


Cost: Free but you must place a $30.00 deposit which will be returned if you attend.


Deadline to Register: In order to join us at this workshop, we must receive your registration, including payment, no later than 11:00 pm on Friday, June 8, 2018.

Cancellations must be made by July 1 or before, to have your deposit returned if you do not attend. 

Substitutions are accepted.

Because we do not control the temperature of the room or air conditioning inside, you might consider bringing a sweater (or a fan) depending on your needs for the day. 


When: Monday, July 9, 2018 | 9am - 3:00 pm

Where: Arizona State University | Coor Building Room 5536 | Tempe Campus

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When: Tuesday, July 10, 2018 | 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Where: University of Ariozna, 1033 E 6th St, Tucson, AZ 85719

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For specific questions about the agenda for the day, contact Kate Anderson


For questions about the general workshop, contact Gale Ekiss