With a GPS device in one hand and a clipboard in the other, five TAGS (Teachers and Geographic Students) departed Deal for a historical hike on the Tenleytown Heritage Trail on Thursday, May 10. After a full hour on the trail, students had successfully collected waypoints and data on special sites around the Alice Deal community, including the historic Fort Reno park, the Tenley radio tower, and the Old Sears building. The next day students met with National Geographic GPS specialist, John Kappler, to upload their data and create an interactive GIS (geographic information systems) map of the trail. Finally, on Saturday, May 12, our industrious geographers trekked downtown to the National Geographic building to present their project and website to the DC Geographic Alliance. You can view the map at http://goo.gl/BIl4H and the club’s website at http://goo.gl/JNgLH. The sixth grade humanities department would like to congratulate the founding members of the Deal TAGS DC club for their commitment to the project throughout the entire school year: Carl Morison, Ernesto Fritts, Lauryn Donahue, Fiona Lynch, Shiva Steele, Isaac Boris, Sierra Lewter, and Ricardo Lindo. Keep exploring!
The 6th Grade Humanities Department — Ms. Kinzer, Ms. Campozano, and Mr. Martini,
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