Mark your calendars: Geography Awareness Week is November 11th
-17th, and this year’s focus is Asia.
With the help of ESRI, Smithsonian, Asia
Society, and Google Earth, the My Wonderful World team will
launch seven days of ‘tours,’ videos, and other activities during this very
geographic week. These online adventures will introduce families and classrooms
excited about their wonderful world to Asian foods, festivals, art, animals,
and natural wonders. If you haven’t already, sign up now for the
campaign newsletter, and you’ll receive a reminder about this virtual trip
through the vast cultures and environments of Asia.
[* Try your hand at last year’s Google Earth Africa Quiz for a
preview of the action to come.]
And for teachers planning ahead for Geography Awareness Week,
check out National Geographic EdNet’s Asia Resources. A few lesson plans
we recommend (most from National Geographic’s “Xpeditions” site include the following:
Plan now, too, to join an event in your community with GIS
Day. These annual events all over the globe, supported by ESRI, will help you discover
the world through GIS. See GISDay.com to find an event in your area. If you’re in the D.C. area, we hope you’ll attend GIS Day at the National Zoo, a FREE Chinese language immersion classes at Jabberu, and Coach L’s World Ball Night at George Mason University.
We hope you’re getting as excited for Geography Awareness
Week as we are!
Sarah for My Wonderful World