This Week in Geographic History, January 16 – 22

Here’s an advance look at some of the “This Day in Geographic History” (TDIGH) events coming up this week. For each date, we’ve matched it with a map or visual, background information, and a classroom activity so you can plan ahead. TDIGH: First Meeting of the Security Council The United Nations Security Council, which is tasked with the responsibility of “maintaining international peace and security,” … Continue reading This Week in Geographic History, January 16 – 22

Educator Spotlight: How Does Antarctica Measure Up?

The following post was written by 2015 Grosvenor Teacher Fellow Ellie Clin following her expedition to Antarctica. The Grosvenor Teacher Fellow Program is a professional development opportunity made possible by a partnership between Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic Education. I knew coming back from Antarctica wouldn’t be easy. When I returned to my classroom from my weeks in Antarctica as a Grosvenor Teacher Fellow, it quickly became … Continue reading Educator Spotlight: How Does Antarctica Measure Up?

Explorer Dies in Record-Breaking Antarctic Crossing

GEOGRAPHY Explorer Henry Worsley died as he tried to cross Antarctica unaided. (BBC) Use our high-resolution map—packed with info about expeditions, stations, wildlife, climate, and more—to better understand the world’s most unexplored continent. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Discussion Ideas Take a look at the Nat Geo map above. Why do you think so many Antarctic … Continue reading Explorer Dies in Record-Breaking Antarctic Crossing

Educators on Expedition: Teaching the Language of Science Through Photos

The following post was written by 2014 Grosvenor Teacher Fellow Nichole Von Haden during her expedition to Antarctica. The Grosvenor Teacher Fellow Program is a professional development opportunity made possible by a partnership between Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic Education. Expedition Location: Antarctica “If the photograph reminds you of a moment in time, it’s doing its job,” advised Steve Morello, our photo instructor aboard the National … Continue reading Educators on Expedition: Teaching the Language of Science Through Photos

Cute Rover, Cute Rover, Send Robo-Penguin Right Over

SCIENCE Scientists have built a rover that looks like a fluffy penguin chick, allowing it to sneak around Antarctic colonies and get close to individual birds without ruffling too many feathers along the way. (Los Angeles Times) Watch Nat Geo photographer Paul Nicklen play the part of robo-penguin to get amazing footage of these “Emperors of the Ice.” Teachers, scroll all the way down for … Continue reading Cute Rover, Cute Rover, Send Robo-Penguin Right Over