What did you learn this week? We learned …
Christmas trees make great mulch!
Photograph by Rebecca Hale, National Geographic
How well do you know the holidays?
This 1916 photo depicts a vanished way of life—a Hawaiian sugar plantation.
Photograph by A. Nielen, National Geographic. Public domain
How did the sugar industry influence the cultural geography of Hawaii?
What a great photo! Mariachi music is one of the most familiar and enjoyable symbols of Cinco de Mayo, Mexico, and Mexican-American culture.
Photograph by Elidealista, courtesy Wikimedia. Public domain.
What other musical traditions have traveled the globe?
Take a look at the many faces of Leviathan.
Map by National Geographic
How big do whales get?
How can geography help you get that degree?
Alaska Natives begin a whale hunt in this beautifully evocative image from 1930.
Photograph by Edward S. Curtis, National Geographic
What did Alaska look like 100 years ago?
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Soldier ants guard a column of marching worker ants hunting for food.
Photograph by Gilbert M. Grosvenor, National Geographic
Ants also have something to teach us about traffic jams!
Zeno was the founder of the Stoic school of philosophy, which emphasizes gaining peace-of-mind.
Photograph by shakko, courtesy Wikimedia. CC-BY-SA-3.0
Add some color to Ancient Greece with our coloring pages.
Mongolian shepherds keep track of their goats in the Gobi Desert.
Photograph by hbieser, courtesy Pixabay. Public domain
How else might cashmere be used?
Zoom in on one of the best maps of the year, from National Geographic magazine’s May issue.
Map by Martin Gamache, National Geographic
What’s your favorite map from our library?