Grant for Geographic Literacy

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The NCSS Grant for the Enhancement of Geographic Literacy was created to promote geography education in the schools; to enhance the geographic literacy of students at the classroom, district, or statewide level; and to encourage the integration of geography into the social studies curriculum/classroom. Award winners receive $2,500, a commemorative award, and present a session on their work at the NCSS Annual Conference

Criteria

Applications are judged on the following:

  • Sound rationale and appropriate methods for incorporating the study of geography into the social studies curricula.
  • Specific plans for enhancing geographic literacy.
  • Feasibility of program implementation.
  • Number of teachers and students served.
  • Potential for program continuation or its effects after initial implementation.
  • Incorporation of the National Geography Standards as identified in Geography for Life, the “Fundamental Themes in Geography”, and appropriate sections of Expectations of Excellence: Curriculum Standards for Social Studies.

Eligibility:

  • Programs, not individuals, individual lessons or units, which will enhance the geographic literacy of students at the classroom, district, or statewide levels.
  • Recipients may be individuals or groups in school districts, public institutions, or universities.
  • Proposals from individuals having already received this grant may be considered after three-years from the last time they received this grant.

Application Form

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