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Geography Awareness Week 2014
"The Geography of Food"
When: November 16 - 22, 2014
What: A week to learn about, celebrate, and share the importance of geography and geography education.
Who: Educators, parents, concerned citizens, students, and kids of all ages
Where: Everywhere! In classrooms, family rooms, parks, streams, and everywhere in between.
Why: To understand Geography's unique contributions to students' education, and to our understanding of the world.
Geography Awareness Week FAQs for Educators
How do I incorporate more geography into my classes or educational program?
What resources does NCGE have for Advanced Placement Human Geography?
How do I connect with other teachers who love geography as much as I do?
How do I get my students more involved?
Communicate the Importance of Geography
The world as we know it is more interconnected and globalized than ever before. As geography educators, you are at the forefront of the effort to raise awareness about this deficiency in American education and excite people about geography as a discipline and as a part of everyday life. Geography Awareness week gives us an important platform. Many of you are already doing great work to promote geography during Geography Awareness Week and beyond. Keep it up!
Use social media. Promote Geography Awareness Week on social media using #GeoWeek. Here are some tips from National Geographic social media experts. Participate in a live TweetChat on Monday, November 19, 2014 from 8-9 PM Eastern.
Talk about the importance of geographic knowledge, skills and perspectives in society. If doing Geography is great, getting paid to do it is even better. Host a career fair during the week, and make sure your students are aware of all the great resources on aag.org/careers and http://www.aag.org/cs/careertips where they can find information on career planning, how to score an internship and more.
Plan or participate in a Geography Awareness Week event or activity. Looking for more students to join your major, take your classes, or highlight your presence in general? GeoWeek is a great opportunity to promote your department, students and faculty. Organize a geography bee, potluck dinner, or a student research symposium for the rest of campus to show geographers' unique perspective on the world.
Check out what some other Geography allies are doing:
Name the top 3 coffee producers in the world from this list of 10. What makes these countries ideal for growing coffee?