1. What is the status of geographic education in your school?

Maine Geographic Alliance needs your help in assessing the status of geographic education in Maine. If you are a principal of a large school, you may want to forward this survey to an educator/department chair who can respond.

We know that you are busy; so we are only asking you to respond to 9 questions.

If you have any questions, please reach
Cathleen McAnneny PhD

Maine Geographic Alliance Coordinator
Professor of Geography
University of Maine Farmington
270 Main Street
Farmington, Maine 04938

Thank you very much!

* 1. Please give us some demographic information.

* 2. At what grade level are geographic concepts introduced?

* 3. In your school, does geography have a separate curriculum within the social studies area?

* 4. Do you offer Advanced Placement Human Geography in your curriculum?

* 5. When was the geography component of your social studies curriculum last revised?

* 6. When was the last time teachers in your school have had specific
staff development in geographic concepts?

* 7. How much time is devoted to geography instruction in your school week?

* 8. How many of your social studies teachers are considered highly qualified in geography?

* 9. Does your school offer any instruction in geospatial technology? ie: GPS (Geocaching), GIS (geographic information systems), Virtual Globes (Google Earth), Remote Sensing (satellite imagery analysis).

* 10. If provided with the opportunity, would your school offer geography related professional development to your school’s teachers?

100% of survey complete.