March 2017 Lesson of the Month Connection:

March Lesson of the Month Connection:

Our lessons this month can easily be connected to geography.  In a recent National Geographic-Roper Global Geographic Literacy Survey polled more than 3,000 18- to 24-year-olds in Canada, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Sweden and the United States. Sweden scored highest; Mexico, lowest. The United States was next to last.  So, taking opportunities to teach geography is a must. When writing about St. Patrick’s Day, have students locate Ireland on the map.  Ask directional questions – if they were to travel from their hometown to Ireland, which direction would they go?  What bodies of water surround the Emerald Isle?  What are Ireland’s closest neighbors?  If you have a large world map, make it a point to add a colorful pin to each location children read (and write) about.