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Explore the Legacy of Generations Past With These Lessons From Route 66

Melodie N. Graves, a storyteller with the Route 66 team of 2892 Miles to Go: Geographic Walk for Justice, wrote this post. When many people think of Texas, they think of cowboys. Images of big hats, bucking broncos, and open plains come to mind. Very often, perhaps always, these images feature cowboys who are white men. But there is a long, unacknowledged history of Black … Continue reading Explore the Legacy of Generations Past With These Lessons From Route 66

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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

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Birthed From Hope, Stories to Rebuild a Broken World

Chloe Nunn, C. Isabel Núñez Lendo, Michael Schrenk, and Wendi Pillars wrote this post. One hot summer’s day several years ago, I, Chloe, stood knee-deep in the warm, clear waters of Point Judith Pond, Rhode Island, surveying my wards: young campers away from home, probably consuming far too much sugar and getting almost no sleep. But in the moment, they were joyfully splashing around, mostly … Continue reading Birthed From Hope, Stories to Rebuild a Broken World

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Developing an Explorer Mindset Benefits Educators Too

Academic instructional coach Ashleigh Glickley wrote this post. How can the attitudes of an Explorer Mindset lead to teacher leadership within a school? As my colleagues and I returned last fall and set out to cultivate an Explorer Mindset among students, I was determined to apply the Explorer Mindset to our work as educators too. Explorers are curious, responsible, and empowered, and these were the … Continue reading Developing an Explorer Mindset Benefits Educators Too

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Introducing the Slingshot Challenge

Share Your Innovative Conservation Solutions With the World Calling all young changemakers! This October, the National Geographic Society, with support from the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, will launch a new, global video challenge called the “Slingshot Challenge,” creating a platform where you can voice your ideas about the future of conservation work. If you are 13 to 18 years old and are passionate about … Continue reading Introducing the Slingshot Challenge