Geography Awareness Week and Postcard Contest
November 15-21 is Geography Awareness Week. One activity you might consider for this week is participating in the annual GGA postcard contest. Artwork must incorporate the Geography Action! Theme “Mapping Europe”. Winning students will pick their own prize from shop.nationalgeographic.com. See the attached flyer for more information. For more ideas for Geography Awareness Week, go to GAofGeorgia.org and click on teacher resources or go to MyWonderfulWorld.org.
More Lesson Plans!
We have recently uploaded hundreds of lesson plans to our website that were created by teacher consultants of the GGA when it was directed by Dr. Truman Hartshorn. There are also numerous publications available that were created under Dr. Hartshorn’s leadership such as The Georgia Geography Guide: A Resource for Teachers, The Geography Resource Guide for Middle and High School, and Suggested Daily Classroom/School Activities for Geography Awareness Week. There are also publications with teaching ideas and lesson plans for past Geography Action themes. We would like to thank Dr. Hartshorn and all those who worked with him to create such valuable resources.
National Geographic Student Expeditions seeks teachers to participate in the first-annual DC Summit, a series of weeklong programs for middle school and high school students and their teachers in Washington, DC. Learn more at the National Geographic Student Expeditions: DC Summit website. Teachers interested in the spring 2010 DC Summit are invited to apply to attend the free, expenses-paid DC Summit Teacher-Leader Conference, October 23–25 in Washington, D.C. For more information and to fill out an online application, please click here.
Since NCSS is holding its Annual Conference in Atlanta this November, we will not be having a fall Geofest. Instead we are offering three scholarships for the Conference. The deadline for applications is October 1st. For more information, go to GAofGeorgia.org and click on GCSS.
Giant Map of Africa
The GGA and the KSU Department of Geography and Anthropology will be hosting National Geographic’s Giant Map of Africa during Black History Month from February 8th to February 18th. For more information or to make a reservation go to GAofGeorgia.org and click on Giant Maps.