Geography Awareness Week is over for 2014, but Thanksgiving Provides an Opportunity to think about the Future of Food
Check out the National Geographic Education collection on food, or visit The New York Times to explore recipes from across the country. Do you agree that these are representative of your home state? Should "Pecan Pie Bites with Gravy" be carrying the banner for Colorado? What can't you live without on your Thanksgiving table? Comment on COGA's facebook page.
RACE: Are We So Different? Open now through January 4th, 2015 at History Colorado
Head over to History Colorado in Denver and view their new exhibit. "RACE brings together the everyday experience of living with race, its history, the role of science in that history and the findings of contemporary science that are challenging its foundations." See more here!
Look for state GeoTours from National Geographic!
Thanks to Sarah Richings-Germain who created a fantastic GeoTour of Colorado. These maps provide good introductions for elementary students to think about important locations and landmarks in states across the country. Share the maps with your students, and then invite them to make their own maps using MapMaker interactive.
The maps were designed to reflect spatial thinking research at the elementary level. All maps visually represent the appropriate amount of information for K-5 students. However, they can be used by any grade level. Click here to find the map of Colorado.
Complete GeoBee Registration by December 15th!
National Geographic is preparing for the 2015 GeoBee! Participate with thousands of other schools and spark an interest in geography. Students in grades 4-8 are eligible. All registration will be online. Try the daily GeoBee Challenge!
Seeking something we've shared in the past? Easily search our archives of lesson plans, resources, videos, maps, and other content on our Blogger site. Look for upcoming Geography Awareness Week material!
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Instill and nurture spatial awareness and geographic literacy, by changing our understanding and experience of the world.
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