MapTeach has given its web presence a whole new look. Check out the easy-to-use functionality of the site here. MapTEACH, short for "Mapping Technology Experiences with Alaska’s Community Heritage," is a place-based educational program and curriculum for middle and high school teachers and students focused on understanding the local landscape from multiple perspectives and on learning to make and use computer-based maps of scientific, cultural and personal significance. At its core, this curriculum is place-based and interdisciplinary in nature, and seeks to connect students, teachers, community members and scientists in an exploration of the local landscape from multiple perspectives.
Peter Webley, an assistant research professor at the Geophysical Institute, leads the Google Earth curriculum efforts for the project. MapTEACH is a collaborative project among the Alaska Geological and Geophysical Surveys, the Alaska Department of Natural Resources, the University of Alaska Geography Program, the GI and the University of Wisconsin Madison, funded by the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Education and the UA Geography Program.