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Watton named geography awareness coordinator

Templeton Middle School eighth grade social studies teacher Rhonda Watton was named state coordinator for the National Geographic’s Geography Awareness program. Watton created a teacher toolkit of activities ideas to use in the classroom.

Geography Awareness Week was celebrated in November. This year’s focus was on Africa, but Watton encouraged teachers to incorporate geography into their curriculum any way that they could. She is calling on teachers to help her identify the ways geography was promoted in the classroom. Watton can be contacted at