Canadian Geographic Education
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Canadian Geographic Education (CG Education) is the educational commitee of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society.

The programs of CG Education aim to strengthen geographic education in the classroom. In addition to increasing the emphasis on geography within the school system, CG Education endeavours to increase the public awareness of the importance of geographical literacy.

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News from CG Education



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Canadian Geographic Challenge
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Canadian Geographic Challenge
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3-D Digital Earth GeoLiteracy Project: Where geography education has never gone before »

International OPEN Water Planning Project Welcomes students to Brandon for innovative learning opportunity »
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CG Education Programs



Geography Challenge - a national student competition organized nationally by CG Education for students from Grades 4 to 10.

Geographic Literacy - CG Education has a mandate to raise the public profile of geographic literacy in Canada.

Arnold PD Subsidy - an annual subsidy that helps Canadian teachers to participate in conferences or professional-development courses in geography.
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CG Education Resources



Learning Centre - ready-to-use lesson plans and classroom activities that were written by qualified CG Education teachers and available for every curriculum in Canada.

Giant floor maps: Canadian Geographic Education’s newest set of resources, the giant floor map program, is an innovative approach to teaching Canadian students about geography. It provides students a different type of learning — one that takes them out of the comforts of their classroom and into the great big world of geography.

Teaching about Geographical Thinking - Teachers wanting to engage students in geographical thinking through critical inquiry will find this book a very welcome resource.

Canadian Geographic - get a 50% discount on a one-year subscription to Canadian Geographic. Also, check out the Canadian Atlas Online and the CG Kids website for more resources.
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CG Education Awards



To recognize outstanding achievement, Canadian Geographic Education presents awards to deserving individuals.

Geoliteracy Award - to honour and recognize individual effort in the development, enhancement and or promotion of geographic literacy in Canadian education

Stuart Semple Scholarship - Awarded annually to a graduating student of geography in Atlantic Canada to pursue a B.Ed. degree, with a view to him or her becoming a geography teacher at a school in the region. .

Innovation in Geography Teaching Award - Canadian Geographic Education, the educational network of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society (RCGS), is pleased to annually recognize an educator who has gone above and beyond their job description to further geographic literacy with the Innovation in Geography Teaching award.

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Besides being fun, educational and easy to administer, the Geography Challenge is a terrific opportunity for your students and your school to shine in the spotlight!

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“Students love taking part in the Geography Challenge and each year they learn more and more. Thank you for creating this great motivator for geography”

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