November 11-17, explore all the ways in which we are connected to each other and “Declare Your Interdependence!" Geography Awareness Week (GAWeek) focuses on the importance of geo-literacy and geo-education, encouraging people to raise awareness of geography near and far. Organizers hope students learn to use geographic principles and perspectives to examine how people are connected on a global scale, including the food we consume and the items we buy. Foster curiosity by planning “missions” to learn about the interconnectedness of our world. Start a discussion about how many of the foods we eat, and the ingredients that go into making them, are produced in other countries. Look at the global trade in the context of the economic and social aspects of the fish trade and changing oceans. Highlight the importance of freshwater and some of the problems facing this resource. Have students think about all the ways the nearby landscape was formed or how local weather is connected with weather all around the world.