New Teaching with the Stars teacher instructional unit on bays and estuaries, titled “Tidewaters” ready for use.
The new Tidewaters unit was funded by H2O. Teaching with the Stars is designed to provide systematic professional development in geography to middle and high school teachers. It emphasizes pedagogical knowledge and skills as well as content knowledge and applications in geography. Project materials are accessible via a variety of delivery systems, thus making them available to the widest possible audience of those teaching geography.
Teaching with the Stars is a joint project of The Gilbert M. Grosvenor Center for Geographic Education at Texas State University, the Agency for Instructional Technology in Bloomington, Indiana, and the National Geographic Society Education Foundation.
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In-class Video Demonstrations
Estuaries and the Gulf of Mexico, Sharlene Walker, Foy H. Moody High School, Corpus Christi, Texas
Lesson One: Estuaries (Video)
Lesson Two: The Gulf of Mexico (Video)
Oysters and Estuaries, J.R Jones, Richard King High School, Corpus Christi, Texas
Intro: Oysters and Estuaries (Video)
Lesson One: The Best Laid Plans (Video)
Lesson Two: Turbidity Lab (Video)
Lesson Three: Oyster Anatomy (Video)
Lesson Four: Wetlands (Video)
Lesson Five: Field Trip (Video)
Lesson Six: Wrap Up (Video)
Demonstration Teacher Profiles
The Texas Gulf Coast (Video)
Designing Your Own Lessons
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H2O (Headwaters to Ocean) is a cooperative project sponsored by the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment at Texas State University and funding partner, the Ewing Halsell Foundation which supports the project H2O. H2O is an experiential, technology-enhanced education program focused on water, from headwaters to the ocean (http://www.water-texas.org)