Top 10 Ways to Celebrate Geography Awareness Week

 

GAW_Logo-A_Color.jpgHere it is: Our quasi-definitive list of the “Top 10 Ways to Celebrate Geography Awareness Week.”

 

facebook.jpeg1. I am here: Update your social network status with your latitude and longitude on TUESDAY, November 17th. Tell your friends to do the same!
                         
2. I ♥ maps: Blab about maps in the official Geography Awareness Week Blog-a-thon.

3. Extra, extra: Read all about it with geography-themed newspaper games. Check ‘em out here and here!

ed-news-color.gif4. Bird’s eye view: Try to identify Earth’s landmarks from space with a daily Mystery Location Quiz.

5. Round 2: Play National Geographic’s Expedition 2 game: You’ll need a map.

6. Join the cause: Sign up for the My Wonderful World geography education campaign and tell a friend.

Thumbnail image for nasa_earth.jpg7. Go virtual: Navigate the globe from home with Google Earth geo-tours.

8. Post it: Create a bulletin board for displaying news articles from around the world.

9.  Find a GeoMentor:
Teachers: Sign up to work with a geographer through the GeoMentor program.


geomentor_logo_x.jpgProfessionals: Sign up to become a GeoMentor and lend your skills to students.
 
Parents: Invite a GeoMentor to work with your child’s after-school activity group.
 
Kids: Ask your parents and teachers to help you connect with a GeoMentor.

 10. Paris, Je T’Aime: Rent a foreign film and cook theme cuisine with your family.

 

Remember: We said this was quasi-definitive. Post your faves here!

14 responses to “Top 10 Ways to Celebrate Geography Awareness Week

  1. You’d be surprised how many different places your clothes are made! Check the tags as you get dressed in the morning, then find on a map the many places your shirts, jeans and underwear came from!

  2. You’d be surprised by how international your clothes are! Check the tags as you get dressed in the morning, then find on a map where your shirts, jeans and underwear were made!

  3. I have a map that has the names of the states written phonetically, and the kids get a real kick out of trying to figure out what the real names are. It’s a bit of a mnemonic device as well.

  4. my kids really enjoyed in downloading, cutting & assembling the maps provided by NG
    thanks to NG and NG awareness week team

  5. I just purchased 40 NG maps on ebay (12 bucks) and plastered my son’s bedroom walls with them. He is 10 and does not like to go to bed, so I give him 5 minutes extra for every place he can find that I call out. I am still in control, I just pull a hard oue out of my hat when it REALLY is time for bed

  6. That is great idea! I’m glad, that he enjoys learning about the world.

  7. I have a map that has the names of the states written phonetically, and the kids get a real kick out of trying to figure out what the real names are. It’s a bit of a mnemonic device as well.

  8. Students get a kick out of reading National Geographic’s interactive magazines! It tutor sessions more fun and teaching them about geography so much easier since they really pay attention and take turns “interacting” with it.

  9. That is wonderful to hear that your students enjoy the interactive National Geographic Magazine, Tutor Finder.
    We love it too! It’s a great way to get up-close-and-personal with Nat Geo’s captivating visual images, and it includes all kinds of “extra” features such as interactive maps and videos that take readers well beyond the print edition.
    Thanks so much for your comment!
    Sarah Jane

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