Summit teacher’s Iceland lesson plan published in national journal

Upper School teacher Tracy Law '85 Ph.D.

Upper School teacher Tracy Law '85 Ph.D. wrote "Exploring How Iceland's Physical Geography Impacts Daily Life and Energy Use." The lesson plan was published in the National Council of Geographic Education (NCGE) journal The Geography Teacher.

A lesson plan written by a teacher at The Summit Country Day School has been published in the National Council of Geographic Education (NCGE) journal The Geography Teacher. 

Upper School teacher Tracy Law '85 Ph.D. wrote "Exploring How Iceland's Physical Geography Impacts Daily Life and Energy Use" after two educational trips to the country. In the summer of 2017, Dr. Law was selected to participate in NCGE’s GeoCamp Iceland for educators in the United States. Then, in 2018, she and Upper School Environmental Science Teacher Kat Sickinger co-led a group of Summit students to GeoCamp. Another Summit expedition to Iceland is planned for spring break in 2020. 

Dr. Law’s article, which was published in a special issue of The Geography Teacher, centered around using Iceland as a focus for teaching geography.    

Dr. Law, who is a 1985 alumna of The Summit, has a B.S. in Psychology, Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa from Denison University; a M.A. and Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from the University of Virginia. She teaches Advanced Placement Psychology, Advanced Placement Human Geography and Honors World Issues.   

As part of her curricular requirements for the summer study in Iceland, Dr. Law asked her students to write blogs about their experiences in Iceland. See their blogs as well as Dr. Law’s initial blog at www.summitcds.org/upperschool/international-law.