School libraries across Davidson County are celebrating Geography Awareness Week this week and next. The Technology Department and Library Media Services secured the Pacific Rim Giant Traveling Map from National Geographic, and it's making it's rounds through some elementary schools between Nov. 9 and Nov. 20.
Each year more than 100,000 Americans actively participate in Geography Awareness Week (GeoWeek). Established by presidential proclamation more than 25 years ago, this annual public awareness program organized by National Geographic Education Programs (NGEP) encourages citizens young and old to think and learn about the significance of place and how we affect and are affected by it. Each third week of November, students, families and community members focus on the importance of geography by hosting events; using lessons, games, and challenges in the classroom; and often meeting with policymakers and business leaders as part of that year’s activities. Geography Awareness Week is supported by year-long access to materials and resources for teachers, parents, community activists and all geographically minded global citizens.
Some great ideas the #DCSgeo committee shared for celebrating geography:
For more great lesson resources, visit the #DCSgeo smore: https://www.smore.com/vp9z3-geography-awareness-week-dcsgeo
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