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Overheard: A high school quest for a fallen meteorite

“A fireball from outer space crashed into one of Earth’s biggest lakes. Scientists didn’t know how to find it. So they called in just the right people for the job—an actor and a bunch of teenagers.”  That’s how Overheard at National Geographic host Peter Gwin opens season 2, episode 6, a journey into taking a chance even when the odds may not always work in your … Continue reading Overheard: A high school quest for a fallen meteorite

Educator Spotlight: Cross-Cultural Exchange of Art and Hip-Hop

Lavie Raven is a high school social studies and language arts teacher at North Lawndale College Prep in his home city of Chicago. He is a fourth-generation teacher with 20 years experience, a practitioner of graffiti writing and illuminated script, rapper, and part-time b-boy. Activity: New Sun Rising Subjects: Social Studies and Language Arts Grade: High School Tell us about your activity. In this summer’s … Continue reading Educator Spotlight: Cross-Cultural Exchange of Art and Hip-Hop

Chicago Educators Connect at National Geographic Meetup

This post is brought to you by Ray Kinzie, a junior high social studies teacher with the Chicago Public Schools at Hitch Elementary School. Ray is also a member of the Geo-Educator Community Meetups Planning Committee and shares his experience with the first National Geographic Meetup for Educators that took place this past October. A classic fall day in Chicago, Illinois made a perfect backdrop for … Continue reading Chicago Educators Connect at National Geographic Meetup

Four for July 4th: Our Favorite Fireworks Over Freshwater for the 4th of July

1.)    WATERFRONT INDEPENDENCE FESTIVAL
What:  Music, food, kids activities, FIREWORKS!!
When: July 3&4, Festivities start at 5 p.m., Fireworks begin at 10 p.m.
Where:  Louisville, Kentucky
             Fireworks over the Ohio River
Why is it one of our favorites?  It’s free, it’s for families, and the fireworks are fantastic as they light up the Ohio River.  The two day festival features live music and activities for kids at Waterfront Park.  

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