This week, we learned …
How does the Clotilda fit into the history of slavery in the United States?
￼If you have two Italian grandmothers, like this lucky bambino, you probably do have Italian genes.
Photograph by Jodi Cobb, National Geographic
How do genetic markers create lineages?
Sharon Christa McAuliffe represented the Teacher in Space Project aboard the STS 51-L/Challenger when it exploded during take-off on January 28, 1986.
Photograph by NASA
McAuliffe’s lessons will be available as part of NASA Education’s STEMonstrations series this spring.
Dr. Edward O. Wilson uses an experienced nose to identify a foam grasshopper in Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique. He might describe it differently if he was Mozambican.
Photograph by Joel Sartore, National Geographic
Use your nose to create a smell map of your neighborhood!
Learn how one teacher maps out Maycomb in a terrific lesson.
Everything from diet to air pollution to parental behavior can influence gene expression.
Illustration by Owen Freeman, National Geographic
Talking evolution? Join the conversation with one of our favorite science communicators.
The supercontinent of Nena split and reformed into the supercontinent of Rodinia, which split and reformed into the supercontinent Pangaea, above, 250 million years ago.
Map by Jerome Cookson, National Geographic
What is North America doing in Australia?
Do you think these dancers are celebrating a Pentecostal or Vodou ceremony?
Photograph by Diana Markosian, National Geographic
What event contributed to the explosion of religious fervor in Haiti?
An emergency hospital at Camp Funston, Kansas, cared for large numbers of soldiers sickened by the 1918 flu.
Photo courtesy National Museum of Health and Medicine
Why did the Spanish flu kill about 5% of the world population in 1918?
￼Walls are not a very effective solution, but there is little incentive for researchers to test and perfect alternatives.
Illustration by Wisconsin DOT
How is one highway using innovative technology to reduce waste, noise, and emissions?
In 2004, photographer Tuca Vieira captured this breathtaking image of the Paraisópolis favela next to its wealthy neighbor, Morumbi, in São Paulo, Brazil. The image is synonymous with income inequality and one of the most-requested items from Oxfam, a nonprofit dedicated to “building a more human economy that works for everyone.”
Photograph by Tuca Vieira, Oxfam
Use our resources for teaching the AP Human Geography topic of population.