What is Geo-Literacy and Why Teach About It?
In our modern, globally interconnected society, it is more important than ever that students understand the world around them. Geo-literacy is the understanding of the Earth's systems, the interconnections of those systems, and the implications of decision-making on the future of our Earth.
This collection contains definitions and descriptions of geo-literacy through text, video, cartoons, various disciplines' lenses, and maps.
Connecting Kids to Their World
Students require a strong foundation in multiple disciplines in order to be geo-literate. As they develop, students begin to make sense of their world and apply proper terms, think spatially, organize information about people and places, and make connections. This collection provides models and examples of information, activities, lessons, and resources that can be used in the classroom to prepare geo-literate students.
Teaching Geo-Literacy K-5
Test your geography skills on the Bee website. Take quizzes, read about past participants, and find sample questions to help prepare your students for the challenge.
Join your state's geography education alliance for professional development opportunities and more.
Get great resources for introducing geography and map-reading skills to students in Grades K-8
Learn about the program and find resources to help you celebrate all year long.
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Mapping Resources for K-12
Browse our collection of large-format printable maps of continents or the world for fun, engaging classroom activities.
Find the map for your state and dive into state geography learning with printable tiled maps!
Explore your world with map themes, data, and tools for customizing your map. Create maps and share them. This easy-to-use tool is great for getting started with interactive mapping and GIS and is now optimized for tablets.