The following post was written by 2017 Grosvenor Teacher Fellow Caitlin MacLeod-Bluver, a high school social studies and English language arts teacher in Boston, Massachusetts, 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. “No, we can’t change the world because our voices don’t … Continue reading Strategy Share: Exploring Our Changing Planet in Humanities Classrooms
ENVIRONMENT Call it the Great Gulf Stream Slowdown: An Atlantic Ocean current that helps regulate the global climate has reached a 1,000-year low, according to two new studies. (NPR) Use our video resource to help students better understand how the Gulf Stream and other ocean currents contribute to climate. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas … Continue reading Sluggish Gulf Stream Reaches Slowest Rate in More than 1,000 Years
ENVIRONMENT The sudden, mass death of 200,000 saigas provides a dark omen for what might happen to wildlife in a changing world. (The Atlantic) What other threats do saigas face? Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas The terrific Atlantic article outlines the environmental threats faced by saigas, a critically endangered species of antelope. What are … Continue reading What is Killing These Funny-Looking Antelope?
SCIENCE Why do plants’ leaves shrink the further from the Equator they grow? It may all have to do with maintaining a comfortable temperature. (New Scientist) Sure, they can get up and leaf. But can plants hear? Teachers, scroll down for our quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas New research hints that climate contributes to the size of a … Continue reading My, What Big Leaves You Have
UNITED STATES Perhaps you’ve heard the line: “If you don’t like the weather in Chicago, wait five minutes.” Or you’ve heard it applied to a city nearer to you: Denver or San Francisco or Atlanta or Boston. But where in the country is the weather truly the most unpredictable? (FiveThirtyEight) How do scientists measure weather? Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources … Continue reading What Cities Have the Most Unpredictable Weather in the U.S.?