Population and the Power of Parks: Geography Awareness Week 2016

America’s parks are considered one of our country’s national treasures so it’s a fitting tribute that the theme of this year’s Geography Awareness Week is “Explore the Power of Parks.” And parks are just that – powerful. Parks have the power to bring people together, connect us with nature, and offer peace and beauty for all who visit. But our park lands serve a more utilitarian task as well.

Powerful Population Maps for Geography Awareness Week

We are just a few weeks away from Geography Awareness Week (November 15-21). Sponsored by the National Geographic Society, GAW was started by a presidential proclamation more than 25 years ago with the aim of increasing geographic literacy among young people. This year’s GAW is “Explore! The Power of Maps.” Here are some ways to use Pop Ed’s newest teaching tools to raise students’ skills in using maps in the classroom.

NCGE 100th Anniversary and Conference – Plus Free Stuff For Teachers

Every year the National Council for Geographic Education puts on an inspiring annual conference. This year marks the 100th anniversary of NCGE and Population Education could not be more excited to be a sponsoring organization and share in this milestone event.

The conference will be held in Washington, DC on August 6-9, 2015 and Population Education staff will be attending with a wide array of offerings to help you cover the important topic of population in your geography classroom.


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