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 Geographic Alliance Bulletin

Geography Awareness Week is Coming
 November 15 - 21
This year's theme is "The Power of Maps". For resources and activities visit:
Take Geography to the Core
Contest!   Prizes!
We invite your students to use the power of a map to summarize a text that they have read. Map entries due November 6. For all the details go to Click on "Geography Common Core Map Contest".
It's time to register your school for the Geography Bee. Low-income schools can apply for a discount off the registration fee. Register at

Fifty-one new members joined us last year and we want to keep growing. We're offering a challenge to you, to reach out to your colleagues, especially the newest members of your faculty. Each current member who refers a colleague, who becomes a member, will receive an inflatable globe for his or her classroom. Email us to let us know you referred someone:
We are looking for Distinguished Teachers of Geography. These teachers can teach in any content area, but show excellence in integrating geography into their curriculum. Nominate yourself or someone else. Awards will be given at the annual awards dinner in Dover on December 10. One Distinguished Teacher will be awarded our Teacher of the Year Award. Nomination form available at
Take Advantage of Travel Opportunities
A number of travel programs are available to teachers. Here are three:
*Fulbright Distinguished Awards in TeachingThe Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program recognizes and encourages excellence in teaching in the U.S. and abroad. U.S. and international teachers receive grants to study at a university, observe classes and complete a project pertaining to their field of educational inquiry during their time abroad.
EEO Teacher Travel Programs: Travel the world, earn professional development credit, and bring global understanding into your classroom
*Educator Academy in the Amazon Rainforest: Work with fellow educators, as you travel in Peru, to explore strategies for using the Amazon as a vehicle for incorporating STEM education, inquiry-based learning and sustainability science education into your classroom. Scholarships available.
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