Strategy Share: Exploring Our Changing Planet in Humanities Classrooms

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

How Math and Poetry Intersect

ARTS Both poetry and math require economy and precision—and each perspective can enhance the other. (Smithsonian) Use our activity to introduce students to math, poetry, and nature. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas One of the primary characteristics shared by many forms of poetry and math is the use of formulas. How does mathematics use … Continue reading How Math and Poetry Intersect

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

11 Things We Learned This Week!

What did you learn this week? Let us know in the comments or at education@ngs.org. This week, we learned … … you’ve been reading the wrong horoscope. Thanks, NASA. What’s the difference between astronomy and astrology?   … Oxford tops the overall rankings, but you need to go east to find the best young universities. Where did our explorers and grantees go to school? What … Continue reading 11 Things We Learned This Week!