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Mapping Women’s History in Your Classroom

Celebrate Women’s History this month in your class!  Combine geography with recognizing the influential women of our culture.   It’s a fun activity to locate the homes, workplaces or monuments of our famous American women on a map. Find out where they lived! Often women’s landmarks are notable for individuals, as with an artist Georgia O’Keefe, […]

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National Wildlife System Anniversary!

The National Wildlife System celebrates 115 years of service  The National Wildlife System manages 150,000,000 acres of American land as refuges.  This month they celebrate 155 years of service!  There are over 562 refuges and 38 wetland management areas in the United States. These special wildlife refuges are protected by both staff and volunteers.  They work together […]

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Iditarod Heroes: the Dogs who Race Across Alaska

Dogs  are the  heroes of the world-famous Iditarod sledding event!    Every March, over fifty teams race through a challenging route in Alaska. The famous Iditarod race starts in the town of Willow in southeastern Alaska.  It ends far way at the finish line in Nome.  The route is roughly 1000 miles, officially  called “1049 […]

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Mapping Endangered Animals: Raise Awareness in your Classroom

Recovering and protecting endangered animals is a world-wide effort.  Here in the United States many animals are disappearing from our own native land, both state and nationwide. By working hands-on with maps, your students can become more aware of these extinct or nearly-lost animals in their own state, country and parts of the world.  And […]

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Winter Olympics Geography in your Class

So many countries are participating in the Winter Olympics! Here are some simple activities to stimulate your class to think about geography, inspired by the Olympic event! SIMPLE QUESTIONS– that might need geography research! Who is the host country for the Winter Olympics?  What continent is this country located in? Which participating countries are located […]