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Geography Awareness Week

Celebrate Geography November 15th through the 21st, 2015


Geography Awareness Week

The theme for 2015 is “Explore! The Power of Maps”

Celebrate and explore the power of maps November 15 - 21, 2015. Spatial thinking through maps is one of the most important skills that students can develop as they learn geography, Earth and environmental sciences, and so much more.

See how National Geographic is celebrating 100 years of cartographic history. Check out a 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 Power of Maps

National Geographic Education's Mapping Resources

National Geographic Education's Mapping Resources

This collection contains mapping resources and activities for all grade levels.

MapMaker Interactive

MapMaker Interactive

Explore your world with map themes, data, and tools for customizing your map. This easy-to-use tool is great for getting started with interactive mapping and GIS and is now optimized for tablets. Check out these how-to videos to learn how to get started.

State Tabletop Maps

State Tabletop Maps

Find the map for your state and dive into state geography with printable tiled maps!

Map Games

Map Games

Find games that teach map skills to use in your classroom.

Interactive Globe

Interactive Globe

Check out our Interactive Globe with changing stories, content, and multimedia.

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.

2015 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.

2015 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 to do during events, in the classroom, at home, or in the office! 

 

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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!

@LoveGeography

@LoveGeography

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

Get the GeoWeek Gear

Get the GeoWeek Gear

T-shirts, hoodies, and mugs, oh my! Get your GeoWeek gear NOW!


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.


Be Part of International Map Year and Map Day!

August 2015 - December 2016 is International Map Year (IMY). Supported by the United Nations, IMY provides opportunities to demonstrate, follow, and get involved in the art, science and technology of making and using maps and geographic information. Kick off the year by celebrating International Map Day on November 16, 2015


Celebrate GIS Day!

GIS Day

GIS Day

Celebrate GIS Day on Wednesday, November 18, 2015 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.