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PLEASE NOTE- THE CURRENT ROUND OF SKYPE SESSIONS HAS BEEN FULLY BOOKED. WATCH THIS SITE FOR ANNOUNCEMENTS OF FUTURE SESSIONS.
In a world of Google Maps, FourSquare, GPS and “Checking In” on smartphones- who needs Geography?
Of course, we all do. Geography isn’t just about dots on a map or a turn-by-turn list of driving directions. Geography is about asking questions, being curious about the world, and understanding that where things happen has everything to do with why they happen.
Tying in Columbus Day on October 14, as well as with the release of the newly revised and updated edition of Don’t Know Much About Geography (Harper Collins and Random House Audio), bring author Kenneth C. Davis into your classroom to discuss the joys of Geography with your students as he poses and ponders such questions as:
*Why did Columbus think the world was shaped like a pear?
*What can you build with BRICS?
*Does the World Bank have ATMs?
*Is all the talk of global warming just hot air?
*And, that old standard, how many oceans are there? (Hint: More than before.)
Davis will discuss the central role geography plays in history, literature, world economics and religion –and all the other subjects we “need to know.”
He will do so in a LIMITED number of free SKYPE sessions offered to middle school and high school geography and social studies classes, based on his availability. These sessions will be offered from mid-October through Geography Awareness Week (Nov. 17-23).
Each session will last about 30 to 45 minutes and include time for students to ask questions.
To inquire about booking a session, please go to this website’s Contact page
NOTE: PLEASE INCLUDE GRADE LEVEL, NAME, AND ADDRESS of your school along with any school or class website, if applicable.
You can listen to an audio sample from Don’t Know Much About Geography here.
And remember, what you don’t know can be thrilling!