Thursday, November 20, 2014

Geography Awareness Week- Lesson on GMOs!

GMO foods are a hot topic right now. Click here for a great lesson plan called "Is it Good? Is it Bad? Genetically Modified Foods" from the Arizona Geographic Alliance. Geared toward high schoolers, students will learn about GMO crops in the U.S., and write an argument about GMO use in our society.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014


It is that time of year again, and #GeoWeek2014 is all about the "Future of Food". Use this week to educate yourselves, your friends, your students, and everyone else about the geography of food. Use National Geographic's resources, including lesson plans and games, or check out this lesson plan from the Peace Corps, all about what food tells us about a place!
Celebrate Geography Awareness Week, 11/16-11/22. 

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

For Teachers: The Cartographer's Dilemma

Throughout time, maps have been created to serve different purposes. However, every map has some degree of distortion because of its spherical shape, and this means that there are no maps which represent the earth precisely.
To learn more, view the NatGeo video on map projections and distortions!

Friday, November 7, 2014

Mapping Income Inequality- The U.S. Ranks Below Nigeria

Check out this economic geography! The map illustrates income inequality around the world, measured by the Palma ratio. Countries in blue have more income equality, meaning less of a gap between the rich and the poor. Out of 86 countries, the U.S. was ranked 44th! Click here to read more about the study!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Attention, Educators!
This February, CU Boulder is offering a workshop focused on engaging students in international issues. Materials are geared for 7th-12th grade. See more details here!                                             

 Saturday, February 21, 2015
           8:30 am-3:30 pm
University of Colorado, Boulder

Monday, October 20, 2014

Second Language Learning in the U.S.

Many countries encourage and support the learning of multiple languages in school. By learning another language, you expand your mind and your ability to connect with the rest of the world. So, what other languages are students learning in the U.S.? See the infographic here!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Bring Geography Awareness Week into the Classroom!

This year, Geography Awareness Week (11/16-11/22) is all about FOOD! Origins, flavors, cultural aspects, production- you name it. National Geographic has some wonderful lesson plans about food for all ages- view this one, all about Food Crops in the Americas.