Canadian Council for Geographic Education

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Canadian Geographic Education (CG Education), formerly The Canadian Council for Geographic Education, is a joint initiative of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society and the National Geographic Society of Washington, D.C. established in 1993.

The programs of CG Education aim to foster geographic engagement in Canada. In addition to increasing the emphasis on geography within the school system, CG Education endeavours to increase the geographic literacy of all Canadians through the formal K-12 education system.

The Great Canadian Geography Challenge (GCGC) is the longest national student geography competition organized annually by CG Education for students from Grades 4 to 10. There are two levels of competition. Level 1 for Grades 4 to 6 is at the school level only. Level 2 for Grades 7 to 10 offers students the opportunity to compete at the provincial and national levels. At school level, students answer up to 90 geography related questions, such as "Where is the Lena River located?" The student who succeeds in his school takes an online questionnaire, then can move on to provincial and national levels.

CG Education creates reliable and innovative educational resources for teachers in k-12 education. In 2012 CG Education produced its first Giant Floor Map, the first of its kind in Canada, which highlights the main theaters of the War of 1812. Other programs of the organization include the Classroom Energy Diet Challenge (partner: Shell Canada) and Canada's Coolest School Trip (Partners: Parks Canada, HDI, Nature Canada).

The Chair of Canadian Geographic Education is Connie Wyatt Anderson from The Pas, Manitoba.

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