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Black Lives Matter: A Message From Our Chief Education Officer

Dear Education Family,  Black lives matter.  We have witnessed ongoing injustice, violence, and deeply ingrained racism with the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade and many others — the gravity and weight of which are heartbreaking. Racism, violence, and hate have no place in our world. At the National Geographic Society, we stand in support of human dignity, equity, and justice. … Continue reading Black Lives Matter: A Message From Our Chief Education Officer

Educator Spotlight: Mapping Community Diversity

Mike Presser, this week’s Educator of the Week, inspires his students to see geography in their everyday lives and to see themselves as agents of change. Mike teaches AP human geography, world history, and U.S. history at Rancho Verde High School in Moreno Valley, California. Learn more about Mike by reading his blog or checking out his capstone project from the Nat Geo Educator Certification Program. How … Continue reading Educator Spotlight: Mapping Community Diversity

Educator Spotlight: Celebrating Diversity and the Outdoors

Karlee Jewell, this week’s Educator of the Week, is a member of the Watershed Stewards Program and has worked with the California Conservation Corps as well as National Geographic’s BioBlitz events. She believes in the importance of diversity, coexistence between humans and wildlife, and making the outdoors accessible and fun.  As a participant in the California Conservation Corps, you’ve had the opportunity to work on … Continue reading Educator Spotlight: Celebrating Diversity and the Outdoors

Educator Spotlight: Teaching Literature’s Living Canon

Topher Kandik, this week’s Educator of the Week, is Washington D.C.’s 2016 Teacher of the Year. Throughout his nine years teaching, Topher has worked to elevate young voices as much as possible. He believes the best learning experiences come out of student ideas. Topher is a high school English teacher at The SEED School of Washington, D.C. You started your career in arts administration. How … Continue reading Educator Spotlight: Teaching Literature’s Living Canon

Banned Books Week: Celebrating Diversity

UNITED STATES The theme for this year’s Banned Books Week is “Celebrating Diversity.” Why do you think books by diverse authors or featuring diverse content are disproportionately challenged and banned? (Guardian) Learn more about challenged and banned books with our resources, polls, and maps. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas This week is Banned Books … Continue reading Banned Books Week: Celebrating Diversity