Weather versus climate.
Today I sat in on a geography class for education students at UNCA. It’s a survey class, giving future teachers a broad look at key concepts in social studies for grades 6-12. Today’s topics included the distinction between weather and climate. Weather is immediate, what’s it doing outside right now? It’s called the Weather Channel, not the Climate Channel. Climate is the overall weather patterns, here depicted by annual rainfall.
I attended the class to explore the ways that graphic note-taking can support students to get more out of their classroom experiences. I hope to compare my notes from the day with those of students in the class.
Movement is one of five interrelated themes of geography explored in class today. Throughout history people have moved from place to place bringing with them a wealth of new things.