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Expand Your Global Awareness as a Grosvenor Teacher Fellow

After a two-year hiatus, the Grosvenor Teacher Fellowship will return to host educators aboard Lindblad Expeditions’ voyages for a life-changing, field-based experience. Geography is an approach to understanding and engaging with the world around us. The geographic perspective is at the core of our work at the National Geographic Society. It’s a way of looking at the world, a way of understanding why things are … Continue reading Expand Your Global Awareness as a Grosvenor Teacher Fellow

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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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Remembering Grosvenor Teacher Fellow Tom Kenning

This blog post honors the life and legacy of Tom Kenning, who passed away while rescuing a 17-year-old girl from drowning in Lake Michigan in June. A cherished member of the National Geographic community, Tom Kenning was a middle school social studies teacher at Plato Academy Pinellas Park in Pinellas Park, Florida, U.S., as well as a member of the National Geographic Society’s Grosvenor Teacher … Continue reading Remembering Grosvenor Teacher Fellow Tom Kenning

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MapMaker Activity: Explore and Protect the Ocean With Pristine Seas

MapMaker, National Geographic’s geovisualization tool, contains an ever-expanding list of map layers curated for students. Together, they form a geographic data set that learners can use to illustrate a concept or tell a story. These map layers are data that learners can overlay on a basemap, like a transparency on a projector. In September, we shared tips for getting started with MapMaker. Now, we have … Continue reading MapMaker Activity: Explore and Protect the Ocean With Pristine Seas

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Meet Koki Mookodi, Who’s Inspiring Educators in Her Native Botswana

Koketso “Koki” Mookodi is a National Geographic Explorer and Botswana country director for  the National Geographic Okavango Wilderness Project (NGOWP), which aims to secure permanent, sustainable protection for the Okavango River Basin in southern Africa. The basin covers parts of Angola, Namibia, and Botswana, where its waters fan out to form an iconic inland delta. Koki’s vision is to ensure that NGOWP’s work includes—and benefits—the … Continue reading Meet Koki Mookodi, Who’s Inspiring Educators in Her Native Botswana