Student contests for geography classrooms

Student contest for geography classrooms Who: Open to all high school students What: 30-45 second video PSA that illustrates the connection between world population reaching 7 billion to one of three topics (food security, the global status of women/girls, wildlife habitat) When: Now! The deadline to submit videos is February 21, 2013. How: Students start by visiting www.Worldof7Billion.org/student_video_contest where they’ll find everything they need – from background information on population and filming tips to contest rules and judging criteria. Where: Videos are to be uploaded directly to www.Worldof7Billion.org Prizes: Twelve students will win prizes of up to $1,000. Participating teachers are eligible to receive a complimentary set of Population Education curricula. More Information     United States Geography Challenge The United States Geography Challenge (www.usgeochallenge.com), is a new geography competition for American students ages 12-18. Aside from being a nationwide competition, the US Geography Challenge has been endorsed by the National Council for Geography Education as the qualifying competition for US students to attend the 2013 International Geography Olympiad (iGEO, www.geoolympiad.org) in Kyoto, Japan. Although the International Geography Olympiad has existed since 1996, the USA has never participated until now. Please note that, based on age requirements established by iGEO, only Varsity students (those born before July 1, 1997) will be eligible to compete for a spot on the US Team at the International Competition. The US Geography Challenge was founded this past summer by David Madden and me (Enrico Contolini). Mr. Madden is a former 19-day champion on the quiz show ”Jeopardy” who is also the founder and Executive Director of The National History Bee and The National...

2011 Hawaii Scholarship

University of California Academic Connections 2011 Hawaii Scholarship High school students have a chance to win an all expenses paid trip to study for a week in Hawaii. The theme for the University of California San Diego’s Academic Connections 2011 Hawaii Scholarship Contest is “How to Care for the Earth,” and entrants are asked to submit a short video on a variation of this theme. Videos may be animations, photo slide shows, or live action Videos will be featured on the Academic Connections website and the UCSD Extension YouTube channel. Winner receives full tuition and airfare (up to $5,000 in value, includes room and board) for a weeklong course on the diverse ecosystems and climate zones of the Island of Hawaii, August 17-24, 2011, on the Big Island of Hawaii. Scholarship contest is open to 9-11th grade students as of the 2010-11 school year. Videos may be created by an individual or group, but only one scholarship will be awarded per video. See the online application at extension.ucsd.edu. Winners will be notified by July 31. Entries must be postmarked by June 30,...

Attention NH High School Teachers!

Originally created in celebration of NH Jump$tart Coalition’s 10th Anniversary, the Get 10 Virtual Quest™ challenges high school students to find the correct answers to “10 Questions Every Good Consumer Should Know”. Students access the Get 10 Virtual Quest online and are prompted to answer questions with clues provided by sponsors who are especially interested in helping students build a foundation for sound financial decisions. Last year over 500 teens from 76 NH high schools participated. Of those, 278 successfully answered the questions and were eligible to win an amazing prize – one of ten MacBooks! The student winners from last year were ecstatic. Parents shared how happy they were that the online scavenger hunt introduced some basic financial literacy topics to their children. In 2011, our goal is to reach over 1,000 students. This year we are giving away TEN Apple iPads (The amazing large, high-resolution LED-backlit display, multi-touch screen that isn’t just the best device of its kind, it’s a whole new kind of device!) Deadline to participate is April 15 Click Here to Begin the Quest NH Jump$tart Coalition 51 Jefferson Drive Hillsboro, NH 03244 tel. 603-731-1812...

SAVE THE DATES: March 17-19, 2011

Infusing Canada into the Curriculum A 1.5-day seminar for Middle and High School Geography and Social Studies educators. PARTICIPANTS RECEIVE: Stipend for travel or lodging $100 in classroom materials Opportunity for state-wide collaboration Lectures by experts on Canadian topics Support for lesson development Online lesson publication For more information and to pre-register contact: Lara Bryant: NHGA Coordinator (603) 358.2428  lbryant1@keene.edu Nancy Gagnon: NHGA Co-Coordinator  (603) 547.3213  ngagnon@conval.edu New Hampshire Geographic Alliance www.nhga.net Download...