May 2010 Newsletter

Read the May 2010 Newsletter: Go on an Outdoor Adventure!

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May Challenge: Map Your Outdoor Adventure
GeoFeature: Horses…in North Philadelphia??
Geography in the News: Eyjafjallaökull Volcano
Blog: National Geographic Adventure

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Follow Up: My Wonderful World Donors Choose Challenge

Those of you who have been following our campaign for a
while probably remember the My
Wonderful World Challenge
we created last fall. Basically, we selected a
series of geographic proposals submitted by teachers on the Donors Choose
website
, and asked readers to help out with donations. We raised $1000 dollars
to help fund ten proposals in total. Louise Monroe, a fourth and fifth grade
teacher at Frazier Elementary School in Greensboro, North Carolina, submitted a
project entitled “Geocaching: Geo-Spatial Technology,” which called for  GIS equipment to explore the exciting world of
geocaching. “Geocaching” is a type of modern-day treasure hunt that requires
mathematical and geospatial knowledge to uncover clues and find hidden
treasures.

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One of the best parts about the Donors Choose program is
that they provide donors with substantive feedback from the teachers and
students whose specific projects they helped fund. Recently, we received a
package from Ms. Monroe’s class. For us, this was the most valuable part of the
whole experience! We were thrilled to hear how students were using geocaching
to develop a broad range of practical skills and learn about their surrounding
community. As one student said, geocaching not only helped expand her
geographical understandings, but also helped her to learn “the benefits of
geocaching and the beauty and the mysteries of the outdoors.” And if that’s not
enough, she went on to explain that “Many of us also get a good P.E. workout.”
How about that: a workout that is fun AND educational!

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Give teachers and students the best possible gift: Donate to the MWW’s Donors Choose Challenge this holiday season!

Subscribe to this blog’s feed ‘Tis the season of giving. As you know, at My Wonderful World we believe in giving the gift of global knowledge…all year long. To this end, one of our efforts has been to create a “My Wonderful World Challenge” on DonorsChoose.org. We’ve hand-picked creative, comprehensive proposals that directly support the My Wonderful World mission by integrating global learning into the curriculum … Continue reading Give teachers and students the best possible gift: Donate to the MWW’s Donors Choose Challenge this holiday season!

My Wonderful World Challenge to expand resources for global learning

 Subscribe to this blog’s feed Image courtesy of Donors Choose         Across the country, millions of teachers and students are getting a start on the new school year. At My Wonderful World, we support teachers in their efforts to bring geography into the classroom and provide rich educational experiences for students. As part of that initiative, we’re teaming up with Donors Choose … Continue reading My Wonderful World Challenge to expand resources for global learning