Geography Awareness Week - #DCSgeo

Sponsored by: Technology Department & Library Media Services

Celebrate Geography in your #DCSschoollibrary...

The Technology Department and Library Media Services are excited to sponsor this global event for the first time ever in Davidson County. This is a fun and educational opportunity to showcase your media center and to invite your stakeholders in to see what school libraries have to offer.



What is Geography Awareness Week?

Too many young Americans are unable to make effective decisions, understand geo-spatial issues, or even recognize their impacts as global citizens. National Geographic created Geography Awareness Week to raise awareness to this dangerous deficiency in American education and excite people about geography as both a discipline and as a part of everyday life.

Each year more than 100,000 Americans actively participate in Geography Awareness Week (GeoWeek). Established by presidential proclamation more than 25 years ago, this annual public awareness program organized by National Geographic Education Programs (NGEP) encourages citizens young and old to think and learn about the significance of place and how we affect and are affected by it. Each third week of November, students, families and community members focus on the importance of geography by hosting events; using lessons, games, and challenges in the classroom; and often meeting with policymakers and business leaders as part of that year’s activities. Geography Awareness Week is supported by year-long access to materials and resources for teachers, parents, community activists and all geographically minded global citizens.

#DCSgeo - Geography Awareness Week

Monday, Nov. 16th, 8am to Friday, Nov. 20th, 3pm

Davidson County, NC, United States

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For more ideas...

visit the #DCSlibrarymedia Pinterest page.

Some suggestions by the #DCSgeo committee:

The Giant Traveling Map

The Technology Department has secured a Giant Traveling Map of the Pacific Rim Ocean for 2 weeks for this event. This map is available for elementary school libraries. Availability is first come, first serve. Sign up here. Sign ups close Friday, Oct. 2 at 3:00 pm.


Thanks to Brene Duggins, Becky Condon, Stacy Morgan, Kate Lewis and Robin Snider for helping to coordinate this event. Take a look at the video Robin has created to promote the event in her school:

Traveling Giant Map