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GAIN Class Offering - ASGI 2015 Southern Nevada

posted Jan 10, 2015, 8:32 PM by Herb Thompson

The Geographic Alliance In Nevada and the Library of Congress -Teaching with Primary Sources Western Region invite you to join us for a six-day geography institute designed for secondary social studies teachers.

 ASGI (Alliance Semester Geography Workshop) 2015 Southern Nevada

February 20-21     Southwest Career & Technical Academy

March 20-21          Las Vegas Academy & Mojave National Preserve

May 1-2                 Las Vegas Academy

Three UNR graduate credits will be available for between $150 & $210. Space is limited to 25 middle school & high school teachers. Friday sessions will be from 4:30pm until 9:30pm & Saturdays will be full day sessions starting at 9am and ending at 4pm with exception the field day schedule which could be slightly longer.

 To Register: Go to and click on the link underlined above.

 In February participants will explore Library of Congress resources and practice using newly designed tools for analyzing maps, images, cartoons, audio-visual clips, and documents from a geographic lens. TPS staff will lead these sessions.

 In March we’ll have content sessions with Chris Ryan exploring Historic Geography & enjoy a full-day field excursion to the Mojave National Preserve – including the Joshua Tree forests, the Kelso Dunes, the restored Union Pacific Depot, and Lava Beds/Cinder Cones National Natural Landmark.

In May we’ll have lesson sessions with Herb Thompson and GAIN TC’s exploring maps – mental, paper, and virtual & enjoy primary source activity presentations created by fellow participants.

 Of course, GAIN will be providing meals, drinks, and any materials required to complete the institute requirements. Please feel free to contact Herb Thompson via InterAct or at with questions.