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Introduce Your Students to Mapmaking With This Interactive Tool

Are you looking for a new way to incorporate mapping into your teaching? Perhaps you’d like a hands-on tool for introducing a global topic or promoting spatial literacy. MapMaker, National Geographic’s online geovisualization tool, is here to help. It allows your learners to explore the world through various classroom-curated basemaps, data layers, and annotation options. With this web-based app, anyone can visually experience and interact … Continue reading Introduce Your Students to Mapmaking With This Interactive Tool

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Learn With Our Explorers on a Series of Expeditions in Hawai‘i

With a long tradition of open-ocean navigation and specialized skills to survive on remote islands, Kānaka Maoli (Native Hawaiians) have a deep connection to and understanding of the land and the sea. In the spirit of this tradition, National Geographic Explorers, including Kānaka Maoli, are embarking on expeditions driven by ocean conservation and exploration and informed by traditional Hawaiian knowledge. Educators, Scientists, and Storytellers Unite … Continue reading Learn With Our Explorers on a Series of Expeditions in Hawai‘i

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The Okavango River Basin Is One of a Kind. Explore It With This StoryMap

Educator Heidi Ragsdale wrote this post. As an eighth grader, I saved up money for months and months and used it to fund a trip that activated my curiosity for exploring the world. After a bus ride, train trip, shuttle seat, van expedition, and eight hours of hiking with a 40-pound pack, I found myself staring at the blue-green water of Havasu Falls at the … Continue reading The Okavango River Basin Is One of a Kind. Explore It With This StoryMap

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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