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Publications and Media

The following references link to publications and multimedia resources produced by CEP partners, affiliates and other organizations on a broad range of topics within the CEP focus areas of professional development, engagement, and research and policy.

Guides and Manuals

Child and Adolescent Health

Holmes IV, B., Zhang, L. 2013. Addressing Toxic Stress to Promote Child Wellbeing. SC Joint Citizens and Legislative Committee on Children (JCLCC) (PDF).

Lesson Plans and Curriculum


Dawson, J. and J. T. Mitchell. 2017. “Bitter Sweets: Mapping Pineapples, Hospitality, and Slavery.” The Geography Teacher. 14 (3): 118-129 (PDF).

Mitchell, J. T. and D. Hance. 2014. “Map Skills, Ocean Currents, Pollution, and … A Rubber Duck?” The Geography Teacher. 11(3): 108-115 (PDF).

Mitchell, J. T. and D. Alderman. 2014. “A Street Named for a King: The Politics of Place-Naming.” Social Education. 78(3): 123-128 (PDF).

Mitchell, J. T. and L. Collins. 2014. “The Green Book: ‘Safe Spaces’ from Place to Place.” The Geography Teacher. 11(1): 29-36 (PDF).

Mitchell, J. T., J. Cantrill, and J. Kearse. 2012. “The “Why” and “Where” of the Tappan Zee Bridge: A Lesson in Site Location, Physical Geography, and Politics.” Social Education. 76(4): 197-201(PDF).

Mitchell, J. T., L. Collins, S. Wise, and M. Caughman. 2012. “Connecting with Rice: Carolina Lowcountry and Africa.” The Geography Teacher. 9(1): 6-17(PDF).

Journal Articles, Conference Proceedings, and other Academic Publications


Strachan, C. and J. T. Mitchell. 2014. “Teachers’ Perceptions of Esri Story Maps as Effective Teaching Tools.” Review of International Geographical Education Online. 4(3): 195-220 (PDF).

Battersby, S. E., J. T. Mitchell, and S. L. Cutter. 2011. “Development of an online hazards atlas to improve disaster awareness.” International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education. 20(4): 297-308 (PDF).

Mitchell, J. T., S. Wise, and M. Caughman. 2010. “Re-Discovering Geography in South Carolina’s World Cultures Curriculum.” South Carolina Middle School Association Journal. 17: 1-9 (PDF).

Mitchell, J. 2009. Hazards education and academic standards in the Southeast United States. International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education. (18) 2, 134-148 (PDF).

Mitchell, J. T., K. Borden, and M. Schmidtlein. 2008. “Teaching Hazards Geography and Geographic Information Systems: A Middle School Level Experience.” International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education. 17(2): 170-188 (PDF)

Mitchell, J. T., M. Caughman, and S. Wise. 2007. “Improving Geographic Understanding with a State Atlas.” The Geography Teacher. 4(2): 4-8 (PDF).

Mitchell, J. T. 2007. “Appraising the Spatial Thinking Skills Taxonomy: Advancing Assessment in Geography Education.” Research in Geographic Education. 9(2): 29-34 (PDF).

Research and Policy Briefs

Hodges, T., Roy, G. J. Teacher Induction in South Carolina: Proposed Practices for Sustained and Viable Partnerships. Center for Educational Partnerships, College of Education, University of South Carolina (PDF).

School Climate

Monrad, D. et al. 2012. School Climate and Student Achievement Outcomes. South Carolina Educational Policy Center, College of Education, University of South Carolina (PDF).

Summer Learning Loss

Monrad, D. et al 2011. Learning to Read: Growth in the School Year and Summer Loss. Office of Program Evaluation/South Carolina Educational Policy Center, College of Education, University of South Carolina (PDF).

Multimedia Resources



The Geospatial Revolution Project (Penn State Public Broadcasting)

Center for Educational Partnerships
University of South Carolina, College of Education
Wardlaw Building Rm. 201
820 Main St.
Columbia, SC 29208

Tel: 803-777-6417
Fax: 803-777-0905