Several months ago, I posted a blog about Roz Savage, an extreme athlete in the process of rowing solo across the Pacific Ocean, the first woman to do so. She finished the first leg of her trip - from San Francisco to Hawaii in January. She's currently gearing up to start the second leg - from Hawaii to Tuvalu at the end of May.
This adventure provides a lot of opportunity to address geography and meteorology in the classroom. With a month to prepare, this might make a good end-of-year attention-grabber.
Please see my earlier blog entry, Roz Savage's blog or her podcast for more information.