Strategy Share: Creative Writing for Science Class

The following post was written by 2017 Grosvenor Teacher Fellow Shiona Drummer, a 7th-grade life science teacher in Macon, Georgia, after her expedition to the Arctic. The Grosvenor Teacher Fellow Program is a professional development opportunity for Pre-K-12 educators made possible by a partnership between Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic Education. Where I teach in Macon, Georgia, the majority of jobs and careers either deal with … Continue reading Strategy Share: Creative Writing for Science Class

Unicorns of the Sea Get Brain Freeze

ENVIRONMENT Narwhals’ hearts beat only a few times a minute while escaping danger, adding to stress on their bodies from human interactions. (National Geographic) What adaptations help narwhals survive in the Arctic? Help students brainstorm with our activity. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas A new study examines narwhals’ response to fear or stress. What … Continue reading Unicorns of the Sea Get Brain Freeze

New Agreement Prohibits Fishing in the Arctic

WORLD Climate change is so quickly melting the far north that nine nations and the European Union just agreed to prohibit commercial fishing in the high seas of the Arctic for at least 16 years. (National Geographic) Familiarize your students with the Arctic using our activity and reference resources. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas … Continue reading New Agreement Prohibits Fishing in the Arctic

Educator Spotlight: Creating a Collage for Geoliteracy

Kathy Ho, this week’s Educator of the Week, created an art project focused on the colors of Arctic sea ice. Through this creative activity, students learned about a region of the world that was previously unfamiliar to them. They also considered the impact of climate change on Arctic sea ice and the animals that rely on it. Continue reading Educator Spotlight: Creating a Collage for Geoliteracy