Learn the Ins and Outs of Citizen Science in This Brand-New Course

Dr. Brittney Beck and National Geographic Explorer Anne Haywood wrote this post. How can we inspire learners of all ages to engage with the world and contribute to cutting-edge scientific research? What if we said you could join teams of scientists and National Geographic Explorers without leaving your school community? Well, you can! Explore global citizen science and its potential for teaching and learning through … Continue reading Learn the Ins and Outs of Citizen Science in This Brand-New Course

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Photography. Video. Graphics. We Have a (Free) Course for That

For 135 years, the National Geographic Society has funded the world’s best and brightest storytellers. This month, as we recognize outstanding storytelling from our past, present and future, we invite educators and learners to join the celebration by enrolling in our Storytelling for Impact courses. Developed in partnership with Adobe, this series of free, self-paced, on-demand courses is designed to teach and inspire. Whether you … Continue reading Photography. Video. Graphics. We Have a (Free) Course for That

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From the Field: A Lesson Plan on Marine Mammals and Ocean Exploration

Carissa Cabrera, an ocean conservationist and informal educator, wrote this post. The ocean generates over half the world’s oxygen, meaning we are dependent on it with nearly every breath. The ocean is also a critical buffer against climate change: it absorbs an estimated 90 percent of the excess heat from the atmosphere. Humans are inextricably connected to the sea, the natural services it provides for … Continue reading From the Field: A Lesson Plan on Marine Mammals and Ocean Exploration

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Tut at 100: Get to Know the “Boy King” and His Tomb

One hundred years ago this month, the discovery of King Tutankhamun’s tomb in the Valley of the Kings opened a window on ancient Egypt and its fascinating “boy king.” To mark the centennial anniversary of this historic moment, National Geographic has prepared a variety of engaging opportunities to teach and learn about Tut and his world. Beyond King Tut: The Immersive Experience Rewind the clock … Continue reading Tut at 100: Get to Know the “Boy King” and His Tomb

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Teach History Inclusively With These Eight Community-Centric Lessons

National Geographic Explorer Ashley Lamb-Sinclair, steward of 2892 Miles to Go: Geographic Walk for Justice, wrote this post. In the spring of 2013, I took a busload of 15-year-olds to hear the Dalai Lama speak in our hometown of Louisville, Kentucky. His visit was a culminating moment after a year of citywide engagement with the global Charter for Compassion. My students were among hundreds who … Continue reading Teach History Inclusively With These Eight Community-Centric Lessons