Factory-Bound: 15 Great Family Vacations

The author of this blog submission, Debbie Glade of Smart Poodle Publishing, is the Geography Awareness Editor for Wandering Educators. The original version of this blog can be found by following this link. I’ve always wondered what it would be like to plan a vacation around touring some of American finest factories and manufacturing museums. What a fantastic family adventure it would be! Discovering where … Continue reading Factory-Bound: 15 Great Family Vacations

July 4th Around the World

All over the United States, we celebrate Independence Day with fireworks, food, parades, and flags, all supplemented by local trends and traditions. In New York, fireworks will explode over the East River. In Washington, we’ll get a free concert on a Capitol Fourth. In Santa Fe, where I’m from, we’ll take over the town Plaza to eat pancakes. But what about Americans living overseas? For … Continue reading July 4th Around the World

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25 Live Cams to Bring You the World

Can’t get away for a summer vacation this year? No worries! Webcams can help. These live streams give us a glimpse at faraway places from the comfort—or discomfort—of our desktops or mobile devices. First of all, be sure to visit EarthCam, which lists hundreds of cams, divided by category. You can also find cams on the world map. Here are 25 places we’re visiting this … Continue reading 25 Live Cams to Bring You the World

5 Ways to Prepare for Punxsutawney Phil’s Prognostication

With Groundhog Day upon us, help your students prepare for the weather ahead with these 5 ideas! 1. Rodents Aren’t Actually Meteorologists Whether Punxsutawney Phil predicts 6 more weeks of winter or an early spring, every student should know that it’s actually Earth’s position around the sun that causes our weather to change from season to season. Kick off your class this week with the Reasons for the … Continue reading 5 Ways to Prepare for Punxsutawney Phil’s Prognostication

Geography Awareness Week: Honoring a Forgotten Slave Cemetery

UNITED STATES Students and educators who discovered a slave burial site at a Bronx park are working to have a marker placed, delivering belated recognition to early New Yorkers. (New York Times) The Hunts Point Slave Burial Ground Project has a fantastic, standards-aligned curriculum. This citizen science project is a perfect example of the Geography of Civil Rights—this year’s Geography Awareness Week theme. Teachers, scroll … Continue reading Geography Awareness Week: Honoring a Forgotten Slave Cemetery