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Dedicated to the Teaching of Geography in the State of Illinois

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.


NatGeoEd Preservice Page Launched

Announcing the launch of the NatGeoEd Preservice page. Thanks to the hard work led by Emily Schell, the website now has a collection of resources for preservice educators and their professors.

Join the Georgia Geography Alliance for an International Project!

The international crowd-sourced mapping kindness project and competition is underway. Please consider having your students and teachers mark acts of kindness on our mapping platform at It only takes about 15 seconds to add to the map. We have almost reached 2,000 acts of kindness.

Join the movement - it's quick, easy, and educational. If you have questions, please contact:

Tim Hawthorne
Coordinator, Georgia Geographic Alliance


2015 ArcGIS Online and GIS Resources Workshop Icon

2015 Introduction to ArcGIS Online and GIS Resources for Illinois Teachers

This 2-day face-to face June 2015 "Introduction to ArcGIS Online and GIS Resources for Illinois Teachers Workshop" will provide interactive instruction, hands-on explorations, classroom-ready activities, and discussions on Geographic Information Systems (GIS), GIS in the classroom, ArcGIS Online, and Esri Story Maps for 24 in-service Illinois junior high and high school (6th-12th grade) social studies and science teachers in Chicago and Springfield, Illinois.

All Workshops and Institutes 

2015-05-05T09:32:08.915-05:00 2015