Our purpose is the promotion and enhancement of geographic knowledge in the schools and among the general populace of Illinois. To achieve this purpose, the Alliance maintains a strong grassroots organization of geographic educators from schools and universities, participates in educational reform at the district, state, and national levels. We engage in an active program of preservice and inservice teacher education, develop curriculum materials based on the National Geography Standards, and foster public awareness of the importance of geography in our society.
Developer creating Tablet/Smartphone app is looking for feedback, suggestions to tailor the app for classroom education. World Geography currently includes continental Location, Country, Capital, UTC time offset, Local Currency Name – visual display of conversion to USD, Official Language, major Religion, Flag and Proportionality of Area compared to median country (75,000 sq km – i.e. Panama). Looking for additional components that could be included to be more helpful for classroom education – please send an email to Doug at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will provide a screen shot of learning screen for your suggestions. Thank You!