FGA Programs | K-12
Every third week of November, National Geographic Education hosts Geography Awareness Week (#GeoWeek), a nationwide program with the goal of increasing geography awareness. Each year, state Alliances join National Geographic in their effort by spreading the word of GeoWeek with daily activities, lessons and resources. The FGA's annual celebration is always accompanied by a theme specific to the Sunshine State.
The next FLGeoWeek will take place November 14-18, 2022!
During Florida Geography Awareness Week the FGA curates complete lessons, activities and bellringers each day. These resources are posted to the official FLGeoWeek Website - a hub for everything GeoWeek housing valuable archives of materials from past years.
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When residents throw anything “away,” it immediately becomes the responsibility of one of America’s thousands of local governments. It is an awesome responsibility as there is an increasing number of American’s who discard an exponentially growing amount of waste each day and year.
The concept of “away” is worthy of study by K-12 grade school students. (And all of us.)
There are countless ways to participate in the yearly celebrations of Florida Geography Awareness Week! From taking your students on curated adventures through lessons and activities, to hosting an event of your own, educators everywhere have the power to make GeoWeek special.
Past celebrations have included activities such as state-wide writing contests, school garden ground-breakings, beach cleanups, GIS day events and classroom guest speakers. The possibilities are endless. If you are an educator looking to host a FLGeoWeek event, reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check out additional resources from National Geographic below:
Below are a few images from the friends and animals of FLGeoWeek! To have your images posted, send them in to email@example.com or post them to Instagram with the hashtag #FLGeoWeek today.