Kurt Butefish, coordinator of the Tennessee Geographic Alliance in the UT Department of Geography, wrote an editorial for the Tennessean highlighting the need for Tennessee’s K-12 schools to do a better job of teaching geography.
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Derek Alderman, head of the UT Department of Geography, and Kurt Butefish, coordinator of the Tennessee Geographic Alliance, wrote an opinion editorial for the Knoxville News Sentinel about the importance of geography in state social studies curriculum as officials seek to revise the standards. They noted that geography is increasingly becoming a smaller part of the curriculum–which is a disadvantage to K-12 students.
Morgan County middle and high school students got a hands-on lesson on ways the field of geography can address real-world problems through technology, courtesy of staff and students from UT’s Department of Geography.
A cross section of a tree owned by Henri Grissino-Mayer, professor of geography, was used in a class presentation at Talbott Elementary School in Jefferson County. Almost two years ago, tree fell on a church in Knoxville.