This week, we learned …
What other nations have unique sign languages?
Mary McLeod Bethune says goodbye to a group of students as she resigns as president of Bethune-Cookman College (now Bethune-Cookman University) in Daytona Beach, Florida, in 1943.
Photograph by Gordon Parks, courtesy Library of Congress
Who was Mary McLeod Bethune? Use this lesson plan from Teaching Tolerance to introduce students to this civil rights pioneer.
Those are magpie geese flying over a wetland in Queensland, Australia.
Photograph by Sam Abell, National Geographic
Find a birdy citizen science project of your own!
How do you use music in your classroom?
This hoard of gold coins is not the cache discovered by Israeli divers earlier this year. These coins date from ancient or Medieval-period Britain.
Photograph by Swiss Banker, courtesy Wikimedia. Public domain!
How did astronomers discover these neutron-neutron collisions?
Endangered species, like this Persian leopard, would be protected in the proposed Halgurd-Sakran National Park.
Photograph courtesy Max Pixel. CC-0
How did conservationists work to create a new national park in China?
Prices in Venezuela have risen more than 4,000% over the last year. One U.S. dollar is worth about 50,000 Venezuelan bolívars.
Photograph by Jorge Andrés Paparoni Bruzual, courtesy Wikimedia. CC-BY-SA-2.0
What other nations have experienced skyrocketing inflation?
Over the last 30 years, about 28% of children drew women when asked to draw a scientist. Fifty years ago, it was less than one percent.
Photograph courtesy Shutterstock
Here are six women in science your students should know!
Climate change is impacting the way Yupik women can harvest traditional foods like berries.
Photograph by Erika Larsen, National Geographic
How well do you know your climate change vocabulary? Take our quick quiz to find out.
Injecting salt into the high troposphere could help reflect sunlight without blocking outgoing infrared heat released by Earth.
Image courtesy NASA/GSFC
How might salts interact with gases in Earth’s atmosphere?
Follow Paul Salopek as he traverses the old Silk Roads of Central Asia on the Out of Eden Walk.