This week, we learned …
Developing expertise involves “deliberate practice.”
Photograph by Lynn Johnson, National Geographic
What are the learning attitudes of successful scientists?
Decades of scientific research has documented the phenomenon of Arctic shrinkage. Arctic shrinkage includes the melting of the Greenland ice sheet, warmer temperatures, and a loss of sea ice.
Map by National Geographic
Learn more about the “twilight of the Arctic ice.”
It’s peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.
Photograph by Evan-Amos, courtesy Wikimedia. Public domain
Our favorite peanut-butter sandwich is from Hong Kong.
Foot binding, which deformed the feet of millions of women, was outlawed in 1949.
Photograph by Jodi Cobb, National Geographic
How are children enslaved today?
Those craters aren’t a part of the natural landscape. They’re holes left by looters in Peru.
Photograph by Bill Ballenberg, National Geographic
Join the hunt for looted sites in Peru with Global Xplorer.
No, one of the terms is not “yuan,” the official currency of China.
Photograph courtesy Pixabay. Public domain.
Browse some lessons in economics to share with your students.
Aw, Samoa was doing gender-neutral (and shoeless) uniforms back in 1962.
Photograph by Robert B. Goodman, National Geographic
Does the military have gendered uniforms?
Helibacon offers hog hunters the chance to shoot feral pigs like these—from a helicopter.
Photograph by NASA (yes, NASA—these razorbacks were spotted near the Kennedy Space Center in Florida). Public domain
Go ahead and eat the alien invaders yourself.
Discover the amazing world of numbers with Nat Geo Kids!
Get some ideas to build your own board game!
Map courtesy Google Maps
Use MapMaker Interactive to map your own shapely route!