Geography Awareness Week
November 11-17, 2018
Geography Awareness Week 2018
National Geographic created Geography Awareness Week to raise awareness of this dangerous deficiency in American education and excite people about geography as both a discipline and as a part of everyday life.
To help you put together a fun and successful event, Esri provides resources to promote your event and a set of activities to use during your event.
In collaboration with Esri, the AAG is proud to launch Geography.com - a place for students and the general public to learn more about geography and all that it has to offer! Share this site to spread the word about our discipline!
GeoWeek 2005: Migration, the Human Journey
By using the free lessons, activities, maps, student materials, and more, students will: Learn reasons for migration, Use maps to analyze data and track migration, Use primary sources to discover their community's history, Learn how to tell a story through photography and interview, Tell their community migration story.
Modern Human Migration
Why do people move? Follow this journey through some of the largest mass migrations in recent human history and identify what causes people to emigrate, or leave a country. As you investigate these periods of time, note what common experiences they may share or what makes their journeys unique.
Why Communities Move
Students consider the push and pull factors that cause groups of people or communities to move. Then they investigate their own community’s history.
Almost all Texans are immigrants; they just arrived at different times. In this Story Map, we highlight the settlement stories of seven groups in Texas. Includes an instructional guide.
The Lost Boys of Sudan
Students learn where the Lost Boys are from and how they got their name. Then they watch an excerpt from the film, God Grew Tired of Us, and write about it.
Westward, ho! (Trails West)
During the mid-1800s, the American population followed the country’s Manifest Destiny; as land was acquired, westward migration toward the Pacific occurred.
Guided by Stars
Join traditional Hawaiian voyaging canoe Hōkūleʻa and crew as they circumnavigate the globe using stars and swells on an epic Worldwide Voyage.