Dade County Geography Bee


  • Beth Kirk
  • Sherry Maer


The 1985 annual meeting of the Florida Society of Geographers had as its theme the teaching of geography in secondary schools.  A panel discussion at that meeting addressed the problem of geographic education in Florida. The consensus was that there is a lack of emphasis in geography instruction in our public schools. Since geography has been a special interest of ours, we vowed to do something to improve geographic education in the junior highs. We asked the assistant principal of our school (McMillan Junior High) to insert a geography course into our curriculum. This was agreed to for Fall, 1986.