National Geographic’s NatGeoEd.org, a resource for K-12 educators, has been recognized as one of the 2019 Best Websites for Teaching & Learning by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL).
Established in 1951 as a division of the American Library Association (ALA), AASL is the only professional organization in the country for the school library community. The organization carries a mission of empowering leaders to transform teaching and learning.
Every year, the AASL releases a list of the Best Websites for Teaching & Learning to honor websites that foster creativity and enhance learning and development for educators. The AASL announced its 2019 list at the ALA conference in Washington, D.C.
NatGeoEd.org offers classroom resources, student programming, and online courses and professional development opportunities for educators.
The Resource Library provides free standards-aligned resources, including photographs, articles, classroom activities, videos, and maps. The carefully curated content covers an array of topics beyond geography. Educators can find content by grade level on biology, art, music, storytelling, math, and more.
Here are some of the most popular resources from the past school year:
Forces of Nature (grades 2-12, higher ed)
An interactive activity for a wide variety of ages that helps students understand the science behind earthquakes, volcanoes, tornadoes, and hurricanes.
Ancient Mesopotamia 101 (grades 5-12, higher ed)
This video is an engaging way to teach students about ancient Mesopotamia!
Great Pacific Garbage Patch (grades 4-12, higher ed)
A comprehensive resource for teaching students about how litter affects our oceans.
The Road to the Afterlife (grades 5-8)
This infographic is a helpful resource to teach students about mummification and can be used in a variety of classes including social studies, science, or anthropology.
Read the full announcement about the Best Websites for Teaching & Learning list from AASL.
Janna Babad, 2019 National Geographic Society summer intern, wrote this article.