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Strategy Share: Exploring Climate Change with Google Earth

I circumnavigated Iceland on expedition as a Grosvenor Teacher Fellow in July 2017, not long after the announcement that the United States planned to withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change mitigation. Back home in the U.S. at that time, there was a lot of political debate about involvement in the agreement and the value of combating global warming at home. Meanwhile in Iceland, I came face to face with the effects of global warming as we visited spectacular landscapes threatened by the warming climate. Continue reading Strategy Share: Exploring Climate Change with Google Earth

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The Power of Images and Features in Nonfiction Reading with Stephanie Harvey

National Geographic Education Fellow and literacy expert Stephanie Harvey recently collaborated with the Explorer magazine team to review and improve the classroom resource for students grades K-5/6. In partnering with Stephanie, the team has expanded the entry points for striving readers who may not be able to read the text to include more engaging photos, maps, diagrams, videos, and charts. In the video below, Stephanie discusses … Continue reading The Power of Images and Features in Nonfiction Reading with Stephanie Harvey

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World AIDS Day: Resources for a Quick Geographic Perspective

Saturday, December 1, is World AIDS Day. Use this collection of facts, figures, and context to put the day in geographic perspective. Cut to the good stuff—links to maps, data-analysis tools, and other online geography resources focusing on AIDS and HIV. By the Numbers According to the CIA World Factbook, HIV.gov, and UNAIDS, there are currently about 36.9 million people worldwide living with HIV (the virus … Continue reading World AIDS Day: Resources for a Quick Geographic Perspective

Welcome the Week with Big Cats

‘Tis the season to celebrate our favorite fabulous felines! That’s right: Next weekend is Big Cat Weekend here at National Geographic! Big cats include lions, tigers, jaguars, leopards, and snow leopards. These extraordinary creatures, which play an incredibly important role in their ecosystems, cannot be replaced. If they are not at the top of the food chain, the delicate balance of trophic relationships will be … Continue reading Welcome the Week with Big Cats

11 Things We Learned This Week

This week, we learned … … Boy Scouts are peacekeepers in the embattled Central African Republic. Read of the week! Use our short resource to learn a little about the scouting movement.     … what it took to cross the Sahara in the 14th century. The Out of Eden walk traced a few of Ibn Battuta’s footsteps in “The Holy Lands”—read dispatches here.   … Continue reading 11 Things We Learned This Week