2009
2009
Europe Beyond Borders
Europe Beyond Borders


Welcome to Geography Awareness Week 2009!

Our theme this year, Get Lost In Mapping: Find Your Connection to Europe, introduces Florida students to some of the most exciting places in the world! The goal is to heighten awareness of the similarities and differences between Europe and our home state of Florida. The exercises on this website require you to use maps and other sources to learn more about Europe and to apply that knowledge to events unfolding today.

Each year, the Wednesday of Geography Awareness Week is dedicated to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and we are excited to bring GIS, a digital connection via a Ning site and on-line activities to the site. The history and culture of Europe are rich with tales of Florida bound explorers, so we felt it was only appropriate to feature high-tech tools that connect our two continents instantaneously as part of this year’s program.

We hope that students who participate in Geography Action! Get Lost In Mapping: Find Your Connection to Europe will come away with a new understanding of how fun maps can be and the diversity of the peoples and landscapes in the Europe.



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