Geography Awareness Week Daily Activities:


Manufacturing MONDAY - “When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.” - John Muir, Naturalist
  • Activity: Read the label in your shirt or shoes and find the location where the article was made.
    Place a post- it with the name of the item on a large map showing your article's place of origin.
  • Word of the Day: Interdependence--- people relying on each other for goods, services, and ideas
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Traveling TUESDAY - “In the progress of personality, first comes a declaration of independence, then a recognition of interdependence.” - Henry Van Dike
  • Activity: In pairs research one of the countries from yesterday's activity. Using a world map and atlas, discuss why the item was produced there and what route and means of transportation might have been used to get it to you.
  • Words of the Day: Import is to bring in a good or service from another area for trade
    Export is to transport goods to another place for trade.
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Wandering WEDNESDAY with GIS - “Our country is the world-our countrymen are mankind.” - William Lloyd Garrison
  • Activity: Invite someone from your city or county government or school board's IT department to present to students an overview of how GIS is used in your community.
  • Word of the Day: GIS is a computer-based system that collects, stores, displays, manipulates, and analyzes data, and then links the information to locations on a map.
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Tasty THURSDAY - “Food is a central activity of mankind and one of the single most significant trademarks of a culture.” - Mark Kurlansky
  • Activity: Have students list the types of foods they associate with different parts of the world they have marked on the map. Research a recipe for one of the places. Is there a restaurant in your area that serves this type of food? Use your phone book and look for cultural restaurants in your area.
  • Word of the Day: Culture is the characteristics of a particular group of people, defined by everything from language, religion, cuisine, social habits, music and arts.
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Festival FRIDAY - “Interdependence is a fact, it's not an opinion.” - Peter Coyote
  • Activity: Celebrate your interdependence by bringing food from your country of choice and display your mapping work from the week. Invite guests. Enjoy your interdependence!
  • Word of the Day: Global citizenship is the idea that we are all citizens of the globe, and we are all equally responsible for what happens on, and to our world.
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