What else do you have
The third week in November is typically reserved for digging up old Thanksgiving recipes and preparing your home for the invasion of hungry family members. Otherwise, this week is a bust without the celebration of geography. You could celebrate Button Day on Sunday, Danny Devito’s birthday on Monday the 17th, or pay homage to the delicious pop tart that was invented 43 years ago on Wednesday (which would ruin your Thanksgiving Day appetite!). Clearly, Geography Awareness Week is your best choice.
Geography is cheap!
Don’t have ten dollars to spend on the new Bond movie this week? Celebrating geography is fun, cheap and easy. Join the millions of schools and communities across the nation that are making geography a priority. Check out different cultures, global hotspots, and the exciting careers with our KMZ Google Earth Tours. These tours have you flying to dozens of different countries in 20 minutes or less—it’s free, fun, and something that even the best Bond couldn’t accomplish.
You have an excuse to
take a vacation.
Depending on your negotiation skills, you could convince your boss or teacher that you simply must take vacation during Geography Awareness Week. To fully understand the connection between people and places, you have to immerse yourself in the culture. This year, Geography Action’s educational theme for schools during Geography Awareness Week is, “The Americas” which just happens to include all of the Caribbean islands and glorious coast lines of the western hemisphere. And since the Week is a federal proclamation, it would be of the utmost patriotism to celebrate properly.
Prince William of Wales will be
Prince William might not have the temper of King Henry VIII, but he might get a little piffed if you ignore geography all together. The Prince graduated with a Master of Arts in Geography from St. Andrew’s University in Scotland before going into the Royal Air Force. Don’t plan on going to
You don’t want to end
up on “Jay Walking,” or like those other
geographically illiterate Americans.
What could be more embarrassing than to make a huge gaffe in front of your friends and family at a social gathering, or heaven forbid, on TV? Instead, why not impress your friends and family with all of your newfound geographic knowledge that you learned during Geography Awareness Week. Better yet, follow up with an even BETTER geographic question for Mr. Leno to answer himself. No one messes with your geographic dignity!
Check back next week for numerous postings and great resources. Geography Awareness Week countdown: T - 2 days!!
Bethany for My Wonderful World