Our Daily Content page is a great primer on all the content available from Nat Geo Education—10 fresh ideas, every day of the year, from quick vocabulary words to fully fleshed out and standards-aligned lessons.
What do Nat Geo Education readers read about?
- Dead whales! Our most popular blog post this year was on the real size of a blue whale’s heart, and the bloody dissection marine biologists used to figure that out.
- Want more information on blue whale biology? Try our activity, Size me Up to a Blue Whale.
- Renewable Energy! Another popular blog post outlined how Costa Rica achieved a clean energy milestone by using 100% renewable energy for a record 75 days in a row.
- Want to learn more? Use our map layers to see what other countries are using renewables.
- Professional Development . . . at sea! Our marquee professional development program, the Grosvenor Teacher Fellowship, is always a popular post. The program sends educators on all-expense-paid trips to the Galapagos, the Antarctic, Iceland, Svalbard, and beyond every year.
- Critters! Our most popular animal post (about living animals, that is) explained Florida’s manatee invasion.
- Science! The astronomy behind the Halloween “blood moon” eclipse was our most popular science post of the year.
- Maps! Our post explaining a new population cartogram was the most popular cartographic post of the year.
- Our Nat Geo educators are great resources for teaching about maps and how to use them.
- Politics! Our posts about the Syrian civil war were the most popular newsy posts of the year.
- History! The discovery of Homo naledi, a human ancestor identified by Nat Geo Explorer Lee Berger was our most popular historic post this year.
- Teaching strategies! Our Weekly Warm-Up on what it means to be frozen in space was our most popular pedagogical post of the year.
- Natural Hazards! Our outline about the devastating quake in Nepal was our most popular post on natural hazards and risks.
Did you have a favorite post from the Nat Geo Education blog this year? Let us know in the comments or at email@example.com.