Join in the 2010 Blog-a-thon!

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Blog-a-thon_badge5b.JPGCALLING ALL GEOGRAPHERS, cartographers, general geo-nerds and activists, techies, teachers, politicians, moms, dads, students…and anyone who’s ever had an interesting thought about geography. We want to hear from YOU this Geography Awareness Week!

While this year’s theme focuses on freshwater, we’ll let you decide which specific geographic topic to write about:
·      Offer an opinion on a current event or policy issue.
·      Share a lesson plan or field trip idea.
·      Post a favorite photo.
·      Write a poem or design a work of art.
·      Show how geography connects to popular culture or everyday life.

Check out last year’s blog-a-thon for ideas and examples, and email Sarah Jane  to reserve a spot.

Here’s how the process will work:

1. Notify Sarah Jane of your interest by Friday, October 15, 2010.

2. Sarah Jane will work with individuals to schedule post dates and topics.

3.  Write one or more blog entries related to geography, 250-1000 words in length.

4. Post them on your own blog with the GAWeek logo (we’ll give it to
you, of course) on your assigned date during Geography Awareness Week.

5. Or, if you don’t have your own blog, send assets (text, images, etc.) to us for posting on the My Wonderful World blog by Monday, November 8.

6. Each day during Geography Awareness Week, we’ll include a digest of
short excerpts from all the blog posts across the web, along with links
to the full entries.

Capeesh? Email me today and get those blogging juices flowing!
Sarah Jane

5 thoughts on “Join in the 2010 Blog-a-thon!

  1. Thanks for your comment, Diana! I love the freshwater theme as well. There are villages all over the world, similar to the one in Madagascar that your friends visited, that are having serious freshwater issues. I hope teachers use this year’s theme to raise awareness in their classrooms as well!

  2. Not sure why some folks are posting unrelated info in website, but here are my 2 cents.
    I think it is WONDERFUL that National Geographic picked FRESHWATER as the international theme. We all take water so much for granted. Just this past week, I heard a lecture from friends at work that went on a mission’s trip to a small Madagascar village. Among other things shared was their frustration of how little water the village people have. Kids end up getting water from mosquito-infested pools, and in one area a deep well was installed by some agency but they failed to train the villagers on how to fix the well pump, so they still have no access to clean water.
    I hope teachers use this year’s theme to raise awareness on freshwater issues and encourage kids to make a difference!

  3. Also, Recently, A teacher gave my nine year inappropiate material to
    read. A chair was pulled off from under another her arm was injured.
    She received a sling at the hospital and she still has pain. They are
    so bullied at Buckatunna School. Also, my children were allowed pick
    up from someone who name was not on the list to pick them up. MORE
    MORE MORE Proof that this was brought up to the staff.
    October 1, 2010 back 180days and more
    Around 11:00 a.m., I received a call from MS L Revette. She stated
    that my child had stolen a wallet from another student. I said an
    accusation she said, no ,she did it. She confessed to it. I said I
    don’t believe she did it but, I am on my way.
    MS Patton was in MS Revette’s office as well. ( I had just spoken to
    them, separately, they were huddled together at the homecoming game
    last night.) Ms Revette started by saying what she accused Serena of.
    I defended her, by reminding MS Revette of the bullying and the non
    supervision and monitoring. I stated that my children do not have a
    fair advantage at that school. I repeated some history of Buckatunna
    and other statements. She passed a paper stating that Serena had five
    days suspension. She disagreed, MS Patton interrupted at times. Said
    she would get Serena an Emotional ruling. I repeated that it has been
    so many request made by me and nothing is being done. As, I was
    leaving out, MS Revette loudly laughed behind me. I turned to make
    sure it was her that mocked us and this situation.
    I asked Serena, what happened if she did it. She was so frightened and
    confused. She said nothing. She cried. I told her it was okay. I asked
    if she would rather discuss it at home, she nodded yes.
    I went over speaking to MS Everette and signing out my kids. She asked
    what was wrong, I explained of the accusation, MS Revette came
    barreling in that office saying that I can not involve MS Everette. I
    sated that, she asked what was going on and I told her.
    I left with my kids. We stopped at home. Just as I suspected, Serena
    gave her story and said she did not do it. She said she felt fear, she
    was scared when they found it in there.
    Talked to MS Leah, who was interested in some the other happenings as
    well. But, could not go over to the Superintendent office with me. I
    talked to Mr. Clay after waiting for quite some time. Mr. Clay had the
    copies in front of him. It was a long similar meeting of 2009. He
    laughed at me several times.
    I carried Serena to her 3:00 p.m. appointment to see Dr. Parker. Gave
    summary and she said, she can start seeing another therapist. Ms Tracy
    is no longer there. She had not missed an appointment under Doctor
    Parker’s care. Which to me is top therapy, coming from the doctor.
    I am feeling forced to home school.
    Rayar Johnson
    October 4,2010
    Would have been nine weeks test, kids were excited about so they could
    move their book level up.
    Help, I am forceed to home school because of bullying, mistaken
    suspension,unsupervision in school and cheerleader practice,bus driven
    by sucididal man, They someone pick them up not on the list, 9 year old given passion material to read,children
    told not to come to that school if, told of cheating onthe mct2 test
    and the school rating is successful, none of our request were met,
    Disability rights not met, unfair education therapist stop coming and more
    Buckatunna Elementary school
    P O Box 60
    Buckatunna,MS 39322
    Rayar Johnson
    20 JR Merrill RD
    Buckatunna, MS 39322

  4. This sounds KINDA cool….but im still not into all this “Global Stuff”

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