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The world is constantly changing and current events from places around the globe reach us every day. Students need to know the basic skills of geography and map use to be well informed. Our programs are designed to spark an interest in learning by allowing students to follow a sport that they enjoy.

 

Below are some events that may interest teachers and students. They are a great starting point for further reading and research projects.

 

SPORTS:

  • THE NEXT OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES will be held in Pyeongchang, South Korea in February of 2018.
    For more information, visit:
    http://www.olympic.org/pyeongchang-2018-winter-olympics.
  • THE NEXT OLYMPIC SUMMER GAMES will be held in Tokyo, Japan in 2020.
    For more information, visit:
    http://www.olympic.org/tokyo-2020.
  • The next FIFA MEN'S WORLD CUP will be played in Russia in 2018 (June 14 to July 15).
    For more information, visit http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/russia2018.
  • THE FIFA WOMEN'S WORLD CUP will be held in France in 2019.
    For more information, visit
    http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/index.html.
  • The NCAA website is a great place to get updated information about college sports.
    For more information, visit
    www.ncaasports.com

 

 GEOGRAPHY:
  • Looking for a great way to explain latitude and longitude to your students?
    Visit video.about.com/geography/Latitude-and-Longitude.htm for a short video.
  • Look up the exact location of millions of places at http://www.lat-long.com.
  • Visit khanacademy.org for great videos on a variety of topics including History and American Civics.
  • Visit http://education.nationalgeographic.com/education for great classroom resources including outline maps.
  • Play the TRAVELER IQ CHALLENGE at travelpod.com/traveler-iq
  • NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC BEE finals are held each year in late May. Principals of schools with students in grades four through eight must register their schools before the October 15 deadline in order to participate. Materials for the school Bees are mailed to registered schools in November. For more information about the Bee, visit: www.nationalgeographic.com/geographybee
  • GEOGRAPHY AWARENESS WEEK is always the third week in November.
    For more information, contact:
    www.nationalgeographic.com
  • EARTH DAY is April 22nd of each year. Throughout the World, Earth Day events are often scheduled for the weekends before or after April 22nd. The Earth Day Network provides teachers with resources, guides and fact sheets that are geared to nurture ecological citizenship and leadership in your classroom. For more information, contact www.earthday.net