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The Minnesota Alliance for Geographic Education is a group of educators who advocate for geographic literacy. The mission of the Minnesota Alliance for Geographic Education is to be the premier collaborative organization on the forefront of geographic education by providing resources for teachers and opportunities for networking and experiences that motivate and inspire teachers for the benefit of students. (MAGE Strategic Plan)

Members receive announcements via the MAGE NEWSFLASH; a periodic email notification which broadcasts information about FREE or low-cost opportunities for Geography Institutes and Workshops (with graduate credit or CEUs), and opportunities for receiving free or low cost teaching materials. MAGE is led by Co-Coordinators David A. Lanegran and Aaron Doering with a Steering Committee comprised of educators from around the State of Minnesota.

Lessons in our online warehouse have been developed through MAGE-sponsored workshops and institutes. They are indexed according to the Minnesota Academic Standards in History and Social Studies benchmarks and also by topics/subject (grade levels). Read more …


Join MAGE to receive this monthly email and also information on upcoming professional development opportunities, resources, and student enrichment programs.


The “Minnesota on the Map” ArcGIS Online Student map contest is underway. Visit to learn more. Also check out recordings of the new MAGE webinars that provide guidance in working with your students to create maps for entry in the competition.


Visit the Minnesota Historical Society website to view some great videos on Culturally Relevant Pedagogy with Primary Sources.

Visit Fred’s Finds, an archive of useful geographic websites. Compiled by Fred Kunze, an educator with over thirty years of experience, Fred’s Finds are emailed monthly to educators via the MAGE listserv.


Summer Workshop: How to Conduct the Minnesota ArcGIS Online Student Competition
One face-to-face session plus four online sessions beginning July 16, 2019. The workshop is limited to 25 participants. Learn more here.

GEOFEST Minnesota
Save the date! October 26, 2019
Washington Technology Magnet School
St. Paul, Minnesota

Geography Awareness Week
November 11-17, 2019