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Geography Awareness Week: Nov. 11-16, 2012

Lindsey Luria Posted by Lindsey Luria in Mission: Geography! on Nov 13, 2012 11:32:40 AM

Geography Awareness Week (GAWeek), celebrated every third week of November, is an awareness program focused on highlighting the importance of geo-literacy and geo-education.  This year's theme is "Declare Your Interdependence," which explores the idea that we are all are connected to the rest of the world through the decisions we make on a daily basis, including what foods we eat and the things we buy.  The graphic below is linked to more information:

Color_Stacked_Small.jpg.jpgGeography is the study of the world and all that's in it.  It asks the question "What makes a place the way it is?" and the answer includes any and all interactions with other places.  Understanding these interactions can help scientists, historians, business professionals and policy-makers to understand the past and predict future events.


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