Next week, November 13-19, is Geography Awareness Week. I think we can all agree that we could stand to brush up on our geography skills. This site, produced by National Geographic, has some great activities for doing that. You can print out a booklet of “missions”, or go to the online version. The wording in the booklet is fun, and the missions are very creative. For example, one mission is titled, “Alien Invasion”, in which the student is tasked to “Photograph evidence of where a non-native plant or animal has invaded a local ecosystem. Produce a ‘spotter’s guide’ to these invasive species.” Many of the missions would make great activities any time of the year, so don’t feel restricted to squeezing all of your geography education into one week!