Library Newsletter

November 2015 Volume 3, Issue 3

November is Native American Heritage Month

Check out Native American Books in the Library

November 15-21 Geography Awareness Week

Geography Awareness Week

The theme for 2015 is “Explore! The Power of Maps”

Celebrate and explore the power of maps November 15 - 21, 2015. Spatial thinking through maps is one of the most important skills that students can develop as they learn geography, Earth and environmental sciences, and so much more.

See how National Geographic is celebrating 100 years of cartographic history. Check out a suite of resources all about geography as a field and discipline and even more tips and tools to plan your own GeoWeek celebrations!

Read more about the history and purpose behind Geography Awareness Week.

Looking for even more resources? Check out the Geography Awareness Week Archive for material dating back all the way to 2000!


Incorporating the Power of Maps

National Geographic Education's Mapping Resources

This collection contains mapping resources and activities for all grade levels.

MapMaker Interactive

Explore your world with map themes, data, and tools for customizing your map. This easy-to-use tool is great for getting started with interactive mapping and GIS and is now optimized for tablets. Check out these how-to videos to learn how to get started.

State Tabletop Maps

Find the map for your state and dive into state geography with printable tiled maps!

Map Games

Find games that teach map skills to use in your classroom.

Interactive Globe

Check out our Interactive Globe with changing stories, content, and multimedia.

November is...

Peanut Butter, Pomegranate & Vegan Month

World Communication Week Nov. 4-10

Day of the Dead Nov. 2

Nov. 3 is Sandwich Day Nov. 3

National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week Nov. 4-10

Nov. 10 is Birthday of US Marine Corps & Guinness World Records' Day

Nov. 11 is Canada: Remembrance Day & Veterans Day