Weekly Warm-up: Have a Blast in 2015 with These Rocket Activities!

Ignite learning as each new school week begins by using our multimedia and maps. Use our weekly ideas to wake up your students’ curiosity and spark new energy into learning about their world! A new year is here—how are you and your students celebrating the end of winter break and the beginning of January? Why not try a different and exciting activity that reminds them … Continue reading Weekly Warm-up: Have a Blast in 2015 with These Rocket Activities!

Look Who’s Been Talking about Geography Awareness Week


Of course, we all know that Geography Awareness Week is kind
of a big deal. But it seems the rest of the world is catching on, too.

We’ve been scouring the media landscape for editorial
coverage of Geography Awareness Week, or “counting clips” as they say in the
world of public relations, and we’ve unearthed quite an abundance of articles.
So far we’ve identified over 100 Geography Awareness Week mentions in blogs and
newspapers, podcasts, radio segments, twitter feeds, and other media formats.

Here’s a quick sampling:

5 DC
– Nov. 18th, Holly Morris
In My Wonderful World’s (MWW) hometown of Washington, D.C., we celebrated Geography
Awareness Week by putting students on the map, literally. National Geographic’s
giant maps traveled around to D.C. schools, and Holly Morris of the local Fox
affiliate got in on the action at Cardozo High School. Check out
the entertaining video clips from her visit.

Chicago Tribune–Nov 16th, Alfred
Geography Awareness Week quiz special

The Capitol Times – Madison,  WI, Nov. 10
MWW Public Engagement Coordinator (PEC) for
Wisconsin Carlo Kumpula wrote a letter to the editor
highlighting the importance of geographic education during Geography Awareness
Week. Great job Carlo!

Marcos Daily Record
– San
Marcos, Texas– Nov.
won Texas’
annual Geography Awareness Week poster contest? Read the article to find out!

Spatial Blog
In a
ten minute interview, MWW Campaign Manager Anne Pollard gave Very Spatial the
411 on Geography Awareness Week and the importance of geographic education.


Nov. 13, Matt Rosenberg
First see what Matt had to say about Geography Awareness
Week on his website; then see how he
answered my oh-so-provocative questions on the MWW
during our careers focused Q&A.


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