Get your students involved in Geography Awareness Week.

   Celebrating Geography Worldwide—November 11-17, 2012                Geography Awareness Week (GAWeek), celebrated every third week of November, is an awareness program focused on highlighting the importance of geo-literacy and geo-education. A new theme for each year is announced in midsummer accompanied by related online resources and activities, which are then available year-round....

New Geography for Life Standards

As many of you know the revised Geography for Life standards are now available. CS4 members will be receiving a complimentary copy from the Geography National Implementation Project (GENIP) committee which is comprised of National Geographic, National Council for Geographic Education, Association of American Geographers and the American Geographical Society. However, while you wait for your hard copy below are links to the national geography standards pages on the National Geographic Education website for your convenience. National Standards (main collection page) Note that we had to exclude the geographic skills for this first push; our goal is to add them before the end of 2012. National Geography Standards Index (index page for all 18 standards) National Geography Standard 1 National Geography Standard 2 National Geography Standard 3 National Geography Standard 4 National Geography Standard 5 National Geography Standard 6 National Geography Standard 7 National Geography Standard 8 National Geography Standard 9 National Geography Standard 10 National Geography Standard 11 National Geography Standard 12 National Geography Standard 13 National Geography Standard 14 National Geography Standard 15 National Geography Standard 16 National Geography Standard 17 National Geography Standard 18 Geographic Perspectives (main...

Building a Survival Shelter Workshop

Saturday, October 20 (no rain date) Gould Hill Farm, 656 Gould Hill Rd., Contoocook, NH 2 PM – 4 PM The greatest danger to the lost or injured hiker is hypothermia. Learn to recognize the warning signs of hypothermia, the mechanisms of heat loss, and how to build a survival shelter using just what nature has to offer. For ages 15 – adult (ages 13 or 14 with an adult). Preregistration required. Registration limited to 10. Call 746-6121 to register or for more information. $20, museum members. $25, nonmembers All proceeds benefit the Museum. Instructor information: Rudy Bourget has 40+ yrs. outdoor & wilderness survival skills experience and has been very active in Boy and Cub Scout leadership and training for nearly 20 years. He was a founding member of the White Mountain Primitive Skills Group and has presented primitive skills programs at the New England Primitive & Maine Primitive Gatherings. More information about the instructor can be found at:...
Kids in Need Teacher Grants

Kids in Need Teacher Grants

Kids In Need Teacher Grants provide K-12 educators with funding to provide innovative learning opportunities for their students. The Kids In Need Foundation helps to engage students in the learning process by supporting our most creative and important educational resource – our nation’s teachers. The Teacher Grants are funded by retail and education credit union sponsors, which make the application available at their outlets during the back-to-school season and on this website. This year all teachers that apply will receive a special gift of poster making and bulletin board supplies from ArtSkills! Teacher Grant awards range from $100 to $500 each and are used to finance creative classroom projects. Typically, 300-600 grants are awarded each year. The applications are judged according to a rubric which emphasizes innovativeness and merit, clarity of objectives, replication feasibility, suitability of evaluation methods, and cost effectiveness. All certified K-12 teachers in the U.S. are eligible. Deadline: September 30, 2012 Kids in Need Grants website: http://www.kinf.org/grants/ Information about grant applications can be found here....