It’s Geography Awareness Week!

Gaw2_2 Sunday begins our favorite time of year: Geography Awareness Week!

Every year since 1987 National Geographic and other organizations have celebrated geography with special programs and events during the third week of November.

This year, My Wonderful World is kicking off a multiyear, around-the-world program to get everyone—parents, teachers, students, and others—excited about geography. Our first stop is Africa, so all this week we’re going to feature cool sites and topics about Africa’s unique, rich geography.

Geography Awareness Week
This is your one-stop shop for GAW. It’s got Africa information (maps, photos, music, games, and more), classroom materials for educators (including new Africa lesson plans), and a “Just for Kids” area.

Geography Awareness Week Events
Get out and do something! Find a Geography Awareness Week event near you.

Coming this week on the blog:

  • Sunday: Africa’s physical landscape

  • Monday: African animals and conservation
  • Tuesday: Africa’s peoples and cultures
  • Wednesday: GIS
  • Thursday: Africa’s history
  • Friday: Africa’s natural resources
  • Saturday: Human origins and Africa

    Happy Geography Awareness Week! Tell us how you are celebrating.

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