Today was a big day – all three groups investigated our question “How has Codrington Village changed over time?” from the methodologies of their disciplines. In History/Geography class we’d already examined primary source documents (from letters, to maps, to newspaper articles) to try to better understand the village’s oldest structure – Codrington Castle. We started […]
Today at Sir McChesney George Secondary School, students in the GPS+Camera Project learned the basics of photography. Using a giant stack of National Geographics, we brainstormed what characteristics we thought made an interesting photograph. We saw examples of Framing, Proximity, Disturbance, Vantage Point, the Rule of Thirds, and Lighting. Our students when moved around campus […]
Today was our second day with the GPS+Camera Pilot Projects. We spent the morning with our 30 students divided into their 3 subjects of History/Geography, Biology and Social Studies. Each class covered some of the basic content and skills we’ll be using for the rest of the course.
In history/geography, we started off the morning […]
Today was our first day at Sir McChesney George Secondary School. We arrived at school bright and early to meet the 30 students who had been chosen to participate in the GPS+Camera Pilot Project. The students ranged from Forms 1-4 (ages 11-15) and we’ve already had some good opportunities for peer learning in our mixed-age […]
About UsThe Human Ecodynamics Research Center (HERC) at the CUNY Graduate Center is coordinating the effort of scholars in a formal research collaborative addressing crucial issues of sustainability, resilience, and the future of humans on earth. This blog follows the exploits of two of these projects: the GPS+Camera Project and a Brooklyn College GIS field school.