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From the Field: A Lesson Plan on Marine Mammals and Ocean Exploration

Carissa Cabrera, an ocean conservationist and informal educator, wrote this post. The ocean generates over half the world’s oxygen, meaning we are dependent on it with nearly every breath. The ocean is also a critical buffer against climate change: it absorbs an estimated 90 percent of the excess heat from the atmosphere. Humans are inextricably connected to the sea, the natural services it provides for … Continue reading From the Field: A Lesson Plan on Marine Mammals and Ocean Exploration

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Explore the Legacy of Generations Past With These Lessons From Route 66

Melodie N. Graves, a storyteller with the Route 66 team of 2892 Miles to Go: Geographic Walk for Justice, wrote this post. When many people think of Texas, they think of cowboys. Images of big hats, bucking broncos, and open plains come to mind. Very often, perhaps always, these images feature cowboys who are white men. But there is a long, unacknowledged history of Black … Continue reading Explore the Legacy of Generations Past With These Lessons From Route 66

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Expand Your Global Awareness as a Grosvenor Teacher Fellow

After a two-year hiatus, the Grosvenor Teacher Fellowship will return to host educators aboard Lindblad Expeditions’ voyages for a life-changing, field-based experience. Geography is an approach to understanding and engaging with the world around us. The geographic perspective is at the core of our work at the National Geographic Society. It’s a way of looking at the world, a way of understanding why things are … Continue reading Expand Your Global Awareness as a Grosvenor Teacher Fellow

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Tut at 100: Get to Know the “Boy King” and His Tomb

One hundred years ago this month, the discovery of King Tutankhamun’s tomb in the Valley of the Kings opened a window on ancient Egypt and its fascinating “boy king.” To mark the centennial anniversary of this historic moment, National Geographic has prepared a variety of engaging opportunities to teach and learn about Tut and his world. Beyond King Tut: The Immersive Experience Rewind the clock … Continue reading Tut at 100: Get to Know the “Boy King” and His Tomb

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Teach History Inclusively With These Eight Community-Centric Lessons

National Geographic Explorer Ashley Lamb-Sinclair, steward of 2892 Miles to Go: Geographic Walk for Justice, wrote this post. In the spring of 2013, I took a busload of 15-year-olds to hear the Dalai Lama speak in our hometown of Louisville, Kentucky. His visit was a culminating moment after a year of citywide engagement with the global Charter for Compassion. My students were among hundreds who … Continue reading Teach History Inclusively With These Eight Community-Centric Lessons