ENVIRONMENT The Nile river and its fertile delta were long the source of Egypt’s wealth and greatness. Today, they face relentless assault from both land and sea. (Yale Environment 360) Navigate the anatomy of the Nile with our video and map resource. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources, including today’s MapMaker Interactive map. Discussion Ideas According to the Yale article, the … Continue reading The Vanishing Nile
WORLD Archaeologists think 3,000-year-old statue could be legendary leader Ramses II. (Nat Geo News) Zoom in on Heliopolis and other ancient Egyptian locales with our gorgeous hi-res map! Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas Archaeologists from Egypt and Germany have discovered the remains of an ancient Egyptian statue they think could depict one of history’s … Continue reading Massive Statue of Ancient Egyptian Pharaoh Found in Cairo Suburb
Here’s an advance look at a 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. Monday, October 31 TDIGH: Day of 7 Billion In 2011 the UN recognized that the worldwide population had reached 7 billion; it is … Continue reading This Week in Geographic History, October 31 – November 6
This week is Explorers Week, when National Geographic brings together some of the most interesting scientists and explorers making a difference in the world today. In honor of the occasion, the Education team challenged a group of local teachers to design an end-of-year project focusing on one of National Geographic’s 2016 Emerging Explorers. We’ll be sharing their class’ stories all week on the Education Blog. Educators: … Continue reading How a class of second graders designed their own pyramids
What did you learn this week? Let us know in the comments or at email@example.com. This week, we learned … … the surprising story of the Muslim tamale king of the Old West. … it’s Sami v. Somaliland in a World Cup for the stateless. … that Maori ’emotiki’ will soon join the emoji crowd with emoticons to express cultural concepts like the … Continue reading 12 Things We Learned This Week!