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Geography Awareness Week

Geography and The New Age of Exploration!

November 17-23 2013

Geography Awareness Week


The National Geographic Website providing great lessons, games, interactives, definitions, readings for Geographic Awareness Week

http://education.nationalge ographic.com/education/coll ections/geographyawarenes sweek/?ar_a=1

UtahGeo.Org
National Geographic Society 125th Year Anniversary Utah Geographic Alliance 25th Anniversary 25th Anniversary Utah Geography Bee

Utah Valley GIS Day


Event Details: Date: Thursday, November 7, 2013 Time: 8:45 AM - 2:45 PM

Location: Utah Valley University - Science Building (SB) & Sorensen Student Center (SC)
Agenda: Participants will learn about Geography, GIS, GPS and Remote Sensing technologies from Utah Valley GIS professionals who use these tools in their daily work. The event will consist of three class presentations and one hands on computer lab exercise. Teachers should plan to spend approximately 2 hours at UVU for full participation. Act soon as spots will fill up quickly. Our program has been successfully presented to students from 4th grade to 12th grade for 6 years now. As with past years, the Utah Geographic Information Council has bus grants available. (Up to $250 per school as available) RSVPhttps://docs.google.com/forms/d/1TpjCMEeajlpCUDU5gl5KivBMP3l2 oW3e3ojmq-lc_iw/viewform

Salt Lake GIS Day To Be Announced

Events
Geocaching Activities with prizes during Geography Awareness Week look for labels of GAW http://www.geocaching.com/ Write to Utah Congress in support of Geography Education International Pen Pals Family Geography Night http://www.pdx.edu/geographyeducation/sites/www.pdx.edu.geographyeducation/files/Family%20Geography%20Night.pdf

2013 UTAH EXHIBITION OF STUDENT PHOTOGRAPHY


FOR PHOTOGRAPHY DEDICATED TO CELIBRATING THE ANNIVERSARY OF ONE OF THE GREATEST PHOTOGRAPHY BASED STUDIES OF THE WORLD FOR THE LAST 125 YEARS. PHOTOS WILL BE JUDGED BY SOME OF UTAHS MOST RENOWNED PHOTOGRAPHERS. PRIZES AWARDED IN EACH CATEGORY WITHIN EACH DIVISION. Free to Utah K-12 Students of All Skill Levels OCTOBER 1ST- November 23rd Divisions: K-4th Grade, 5th-8th Grade, 9th-12th Grade Categories: To help celebrate Utah: Utah Landscape, Utah Wildlife, and Black and White Easily Submit photos: http://www.flickr.com/groups/utahgeo/ Prizes include having photographs placed on a poster commemorating the celebrations of the year. Pictureline, Adobe, and other photography aides, a subscription to National Geographic, and other age based surprises listed on the website.

Utah Geography
Utah Geography Alliance Facebook Pagehttps://www.facebook.com/pages/Utah-GeographicAlliance/1399259976957301 Utah Geography Alliance Twitter Account=@GeographyU Utah AP Website- Collection of Numerous Resources many that are AP and many that apply to all levels- All teachers are invited to contribute to this website. Please help contribute to our collection of resources!

http://www.utahapgeography.com/
Utah Automated Geographic Reference Center http://gis.utah.gov/news/

Great Geography Teaching Resources


http://www.choices.edu/- Ready made to purchase units that include simulations, readings, etc. on numerous important topics from genocide to Brazilian Independence http://www.scoop.it/t/geography-education- Amazing up to date links on current issue lessons, includes, fun videos, tons of fun maps, and just a great place to get ideas to share. http://www.esri.com/software/arcgis/explorer- ArcGIS Explorer Desktop is a free GIS viewer that gives you an easy way to explore, visualize, and share GIS information. ArcGIS Explorer adds value to any GIS because it helps you deliver your authoritative data to a broad audience.

With ArcGIS Explorer, you can


Access ready-to-use ArcGIS Online basemaps and layers. Fuse your local data with map services to create custom maps. Add photos, reports, videos, and other information to your maps. Perform spatial analysis (e.g., visibility, modeling, proximity search).

National Council For Geographic Education http://ncge.org/


Advanced Placement Human Geography Teachers (APHG)
Geography for Life: National Geography Standards, 2nd Edition Teaching Exercises for Integrating Remote Sensing and GIS NCGE Webinar Program Graduate Programs in Geography Education 21st Century Skills Map - Geography Resources for your Geography Club

Geography and Environmental Education


Geography and the Social Studies Career and Technology Education

My Wonderful World

http://www.mywonderfulworld.org/about_campaign.html Many Suggestions about how to include different groups, and different subject areas in the study of geography. More National Geographic Resources!

More National Geographic Resources!


http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/- Lots of games, crafts, activities for younger students or even the older students who need to be able to do activities on their own, or who just want to try some fun things. http://www.planitgreenlive.com/en/plan-it-green-trailer- An example of game that would be appropriate for all ages

Top Youtube Videos to get peoples attention


Why we need to teach geography.mov

What can you do with geography?


What is Geography 7 Billion, National Geographic Magazine 7 Billion: Are You Typical? -- National Geographic Magazine 8 Mind Bending Facts To Make You A Geography Expert

Just for Fun!


http://www.zombiebased.com/wp-login.php Full Geography Education Curriculum using Zombies Just for Fun!
Dead Reckon #1 Project 1 Mapping the Outbreak Project 2 Creating Regions Project 3 Mental Mapping

Project 4 Physical Characteristics


Project 5 Natural Resources Project 6 Human Migration Project 7 Settlements

Project 8 Impact
Project 9 Predictions Project 10 Planning and Culture BONUS: GIS Zombie Workshop Materials