Tory Watanabe’s seventh-grade students researched their ancestral lands. As part of the interdisciplinary project, students made artistic maps accompanied by creative writing pieces. Continue reading Educator Spotlight: Uncovering the Importance of Place
by Jim Bentley, fifth-grade teacher, National Geographic Fellow and Explorer. “Hey! It’s moving!” a student called out. “Which page?” asked an elbow partner. With a flurry of mouse clicks, my fifth graders were frenetically exploring their first online version of Explorer magazine. Some were vocal, excitedly sharing with partners the cool features they found on their screens, like a looping video of a lizard scurrying … Continue reading Literacy Moves: Online reading with Explorer magazine
Our Strategy Share series features innovative ideas, projects, and approaches from our community of educators. This post was written by educator Kimi Waite. In December 2017, I was looking out the window up at the night sky while I was on the airport shuttle to Los Angeles International Airport when something strange suddenly caught my eye. I saw a bright glowing light, and then suddenly … Continue reading Strategy Share: Bring Space Exploration to Your Classroom for #WorldSpaceWeek
A conservationist who protects elephants harmed by Mozambique’s civil war. A geoarchaeologist who conducts underwater excavations in the Mediterranean, looking for evidence of past tsunamis. An ecologist who works to save sea turtles in Central America by outwitting egg poachers. What do these people have in common? All are women. National Geographic Explorer magazine returns with its second annual Women in Science issue, sharing the … Continue reading Explorer magazine announces second annual Women in Science issue
Back to school is an exciting time for the National Geographic Education team with new resources and professional development courses launching. There’s a particular buzz around campus because back to school also means a new season of the National Geographic GeoBee. Every year, 2.5 million students across the United States participate in the GeoBee. The academic competition challenges students with questions covering geography, world civilizations, … Continue reading It’s #NatGeoBee Season!