ERIC Number: EJ1163222
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
ISSN: ISSN-1933 8341
Where in the World Is Ronald McDonald? Involving Families in Geographic Fun!
Geography Teacher, v14 n4 p164-172 2017
A Family Geography Night (FGN) kit can be used to bring families together, teach about the world, give parents the opportunity to share their beliefs, and participate in the educational system while having fun! Geography is an essential element of twenty-first-century education. More than just maps, geography is the interaction of cultures, commerce, and environments and is more fundamental than ever in our globally connected world. FGN engages children and their parents in thought-provoking and educational geographic activities using visuals and manipulatives. In an entertaining setting, families work together to uncover facts and identify concepts to help understand our world and how it works. This article illustrates the what, why, and how of developing, planning, and presenting an FGN based on the model created by the Michigan Geographic Alliance (MGA). An example of one of the events, "Where in the World Is Ronald McDonald?," is described.
Descriptors: Learning Activities, Geography Instruction, Geography, Family Programs, Family Involvement, Program Development, Program Design, Program Descriptions, Social Studies, Elementary Secondary Education, Teaching Methods, Educational Practices, Parent Participation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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