Geography Awareness Week Activities
“Geography: The Adventure in Your Community”
November 13th – 19th
Materials needed for the week: a world map for your classroom, small dot stickers and 1 copy of the Providence Journal for each student (students do not all have to have the same issue)
Key websites: www.geographyawarenessweek.com and www.missionexplore.net. Explore both for more information and ideas on this year’s theme.
MISSION: EXPLORE Go to www.geographyawarenessweek.com and with your class try one of the MISSIONS you will find there!
IN THE WORLD? Chose worksheets volume 1, 2 or 3
(one=grades 3-4), (two=grades 4-6) and (three=grades 5-8)
Get your students using clues to find landmarks all over the world. Answer Key for worksheets
GLOBALLY CLOTHED Post the world map in your classroom. Have students work in pairs and read all the labels on each other’s clothes to find out where each item was made. Students then mark these locations on the map with the dot stickers. Discuss how the clothes they are wearing in Rhode Island might have traveled here from their point of origin.
RHODY Print out a Rhode Island Red
Hen and a Purple Violet or a Red Maple Tree for your students to color.
RI Color1 and RI Color2
MY COMMUNITIES Have your students use their copies of the Pro Jo to work on any or all of the following: “My Hometown”, “My State”, “My Nation”, “My World” and “My Community”.