These three lessons include topics of push/pull migration factors, population projections, and indicators that keep a community and its people healthy.
America’s parks are considered one of our country’s national treasures so it’s a fitting tribute that the theme of this year’s Geography Awareness Week is “Explore the Power of Parks.” And parks are just that – powerful. Parks have the power to bring people together, connect us with nature, and offer peace and beauty for all who visit. But our park lands serve a more utilitarian task as well.
We are just a few weeks away from Geography Awareness Week (November 15-21). Sponsored by the National Geographic Society, GAW was started by a presidential proclamation more than 25 years ago with the aim of increasing geographic literacy among young people. This year’s GAW is “Explore! The Power of Maps.” Here are some ways to use Pop Ed’s newest teaching tools to raise students’ skills in using maps in the classroom.
The National Council for Geographic Education turned 100 this year and Population Education was honored to take part in its birthday party – or, the annual conference rather. We were joined in the celebration by geography teachers from kindergarten through high school level and from as far away as Alaska and Germany.
Every year the National Council for Geographic Education puts on an inspiring annual conference. This year marks the 100th anniversary of NCGE and Population Education could not be more excited to be a sponsoring organization and share in this milestone event.
The conference will be held in Washington, DC on August 6-9, 2015 and Population Education staff will be attending with a wide array of offerings to help you cover the important topic of population in your geography classroom.
Cartograms are fun, but even more so they provide access points for student learning and engagement across the K-12 spectrum. And while they appear simple, hidden within every cartogram is a human element to their design.
We’re continuing to explore global food issues for the upcoming Geography Awareness Week (November 16-22). Today we’re sharing ideas for elementary-level students to learn about geography through the study of food.
This year’s Geography Awareness Week (November 16-22) focuses on “The Future of Food.” National Geographic, GAW’s sponsor, has been featuring articles and events on food all year, with the overarching question of how we will feed the projected 9-10 billion who will be sharing the planet by mid-century.