This document was last updated on 02 April 2001. (Ver. 1.3)
Concepts based entirely on ideas generated by Christopher ('Kit') and Cathy Riggs Salter
An Introduction Kit and Cathy Riggs Salter first introduced the OSAE Skills to her middle school students in Los Angeles in the mid - 1980s. She wanted her inner city students to better understand and appreciate their neighborhood. This concept was later taught to geography and social studies teachers from throughout the nation, Puerto Rico and Canada as part of the NGS Summer Geography Institute training. In 1991, for example, the O.S.A.E. Skills were taught during several field trips in Washington D.C. and Virginia.