5 Ways to Prepare for Punxsutawney Phil’s Prognostication

With Groundhog Day upon us, help your students prepare for the weather ahead with these 5 ideas! 1. Rodents Aren’t Actually Meteorologists Whether Punxsutawney Phil predicts 6 more weeks of winter or an early spring, every student should know that it’s actually Earth’s position around the sun that causes our weather to change from season to season. Kick off your class this week with the Reasons for the … Continue reading 5 Ways to Prepare for Punxsutawney Phil’s Prognostication

Weekly Warm-Up: 5 Ways to Use our Tabletop Maps This Summer

This blog entry is about fantastic, family-friendly ways to use our MapMaker Kits. Want to learn more about MapMaker Kits? Want to know what a MapMaker Kit is? Read through this blog entry or watch this video to find out! You always need one when you least expect it. Like when your phone dies and you can’t look at the app. Or when the internet is down … Continue reading Weekly Warm-Up: 5 Ways to Use our Tabletop Maps This Summer

Weekly Warm-Up: Photographs that Capture Sacrifice

We observe Veterans Day to reflect on the sacrifice and bravery of the men and women who serve in our armed forces. Originally, Veterans Day was known as Armistice Day, and it was a celebration of the end of World War I on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918. The United States also chose Armistice Day as a chance … Continue reading Weekly Warm-Up: Photographs that Capture Sacrifice

Weekly Warm-Up: Weather-Proof Your Field Trips With GeoTours!

Looking for a way to show your students around the United States and Canada without actually setting foot outside of your classroom? Check out National Geographic Education‘s State GeoTours created by the Network of Alliances for Geographic Education. National Geographic challenged Alliance Coordinators and teachers around the U.S. to use MapMaker Interactive to create individualized tours of each state and Canada. You and your students can click through … Continue reading Weekly Warm-Up: Weather-Proof Your Field Trips With GeoTours!

Weekly Warm-Up: The Very First Text

Stump your students by posing the question: What was the very first text? In our tech-driven world, this is sort of a trick question. Your students will LOL when they find out that many scholars consider the first text to be a book printed with moveable type. The Gutenberg Bible is celebrated by many scholars as the first book printed with moveable type in the 15th century. … Continue reading Weekly Warm-Up: The Very First Text