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Geography Awareness Week

Celebrate Geography November 16th through the 22nd in 2014


Geography Awareness Week

Celebrate Geography and "The Future of Food" November 16th through the 22nd in 2014. See how National Geographic Society is focusing on food all year round, check out a new suite of resources all about geography as a field and discipline, and even more tips and tools to plan your own GeoWeek celebrations! 

Read more about the history and purpose behind Geography Awareness Week. 

Looking for even more resources? Check out the Geography Awareness Week Archive for material dating back all the way to 2000!

Incorporating the Geography of Food

Go to the Food Education Collection page to find many more resources to use during GeoWeek 2014.

Food Education Collection

Food Education Collection

Resources for Teaching about Food and Food Issues

Staple Food Crops of the World

Staple Food Crops of the World

Our MapMaker Interactive layers show how many tons of cassava, maize, plantains, potatoes, rice, sorghum, soybeans, sweet potatoes, wheat, and yams were produced per country as an average from 2010 to 2012.

The Geography of Food in Film

The Geography of Food in Film

In the spirit of this year's theme for Geography Awareness Week, NG staff and outside contributors weigh in with their favorite food movies.

Tools for Planning and Promotion

This Geography Awareness Week, gather your friends, family, coworkers, and everyone in between to help you celebrate! Use these downloadable and customizable files during Geography Awareness Week to show your love for Geography and/or promote your event. 

Event Planning How-to: Instructions from gathering your planning team to sending thank-you cards, with event ideas big and small. 

How to Fund-Raise for an Event or Organization

How to Host a Webinar

How to Host a Geography Quiz Night: Complete with 100 prepared National Geographic Geography Bee questions!

How to Meet with Local Representatives: A guide for planning a trip to visit local elected officials who should be supporting better geography education.

How to Use Social Media: Tips for how and when to use each platform, and suggestions for what to post. 

How to Engage Your Local Media: Get back to basics with our suggestions for leveraging your local print, radio, and television media.

2014 Sample Letter to the EditorTell your area papers how important you think geography and geography education are and why with this fill-in-the blank template.

2014 ProclamationAsk you local leaders to officially proclaim Geography Awareness Week as important to your community/ county/ state, etc. Just make sure to fill in the right blanks!

Quick activity ideas for the officeclassroom, and college campus.

 

 

Promote GeoWeek

Promote GeoWeek

Spread geography awareness this year with downloadable desktop wallpapers, social media suggestions, or even a letter to the editor of your local paper!

What is Geography Learn Geography Teach Geography Do Geography

Explore Geography

Discover the amazing world of geography with NatGeoEd's resources, materials, games and more.


Tell Us!

Did You Celebrate GeoWeek?

Did You Celebrate GeoWeek?

Take our survey to tell us how it went and send us and your pictures—they could be chosen to be featured right here on GeographyAwarenessWeek.org!


Get Connected

NatGeoEd Blog

NatGeoEd Blog

Read fascinating geography-related stories, photos, maps, and perspectives from adventurous communities around the globe!

GeoWeek on Facebook

GeoWeek on Facebook

Like us on Facebook, and follow along for more information about the upcoming Geography Awareness Week.

@LoveGeography

@LoveGeography

Follow us on Twitter to find the latest geography news, resources, and conversation!

Pin Us On Pinterest

Pin Us On Pinterest

Find some GeoWeek pinspiration all year-round with ideas from globe cakes to wall murals.

Get the GeoWeek Gear

Get the GeoWeek Gear

T-shirts, hoodies, and mugs, oh my! Get your GeoWeek gear NOW! Like us on Facebook to claim your 15% off coupon.


Network of Alliances for Geographic Education

Network of Alliances for Geographic Education

Join your state's geography education alliance for professional development opportunities and more.

National Geographic Bee

National Geographic Bee

Test your geography skills on the Bee website. Take quizzes, read about past participants, and find sample questions to help prepare your students for the challenge.


Celebrate GIS Day!

GIS Day

GIS Day

Celebrate GIS Day on Wednesday, November 19 as part of this year's GeoWeek.

GIS

GIS

This collection contains a selection of content from NG Education about Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Use search to find more.