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From the ECS State Policy Database
Curriculum--Geography Education


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This database is made possible by your state's fiscal support of the Education Commission of the States (ECS). Most entries are legislative, although rules/regulations and executive orders that make substantive changes are included. Every effort is made to collect the latest available version of policies; in some instances, recent changes might not be reflected. For expediency purposes minimal attention has been paid to style (capitalization, punctuation) and format.

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State Status/Date Level Summary
TNSigned into law 04/2010P-12Integrating GIS into Career-Technical and Adult Curriculum
S.B. 2767
Requires the State Board of Education to study the integration of geographic information technology into career and technical education curriculum and the Department of Labor and Workforce Development to study the integration of geographic
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NDSigned into law 03/2007P-12Geography, Government Education
S.B. 1172
Amends several pieces of required instruction; changes from United States history, geography, and government to 1) geography; 2) government; and 3) North Dakota studies, with an emphasis on the geography, history, and agriculture of this state, in the fourth a...

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LASigned into law 06/2006P-12Geography Education
S.B. 489
Establishes in law a program to promote the value and importance of geography in schools through a committed and cooperative effort among agencies involved in higher education, K-12 education, and the National Geographic Society of Washington, D.C.

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GAAdopted 04/2006P-12Teacher Preparation Programs
GAC 505-3-.40 thru .43
Establishes rules regarding educator preparation programs for grades 6-12 geography, history, economics, and political science to replace existing "broad field" Social Science certification area.

Geography: http://www.gapsc.com/TeacherEducation/Rules/505-3-....

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NCSigned into law 08/2001P-12State History and Geography
H.B. 195
Session Law Number 363., Requires the public schools to provide courses of instruction on North Carolina history and geography to students in elementary and middle schools; enacts the Student Citizenship Act of 2001....

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KYSigned into law 03/2000P-12
H.B. 254
Relates to geography education; establishes the Kentucky Geographic Education Board and the Kentucky Geography Education Trust Fund; permits the Fund to receive grants and gifts from public and private sources....

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