Where Are the Most Endangered Rivers in the U.S.?

ENVIRONMENT These rivers face a number of threats, from dams to pollution—and a possible reduction in conservation funding. (Nat Geo News) Learn a little more about the most endangered river in the U.S. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources, including today’s MapMaker Interactive map. Discussion Ideas Take a look at today’s MapMaker Interactive map. What chief threat does American Rivers identify … Continue reading Where Are the Most Endangered Rivers in the U.S.?

Climate Change Is Making Us Sick

HEALTH Climate change is poised to affect the health of Americans in every part of the country. (LiveScience) How do you teach about climate change? How do you not teach about climate change? Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas The Medical Society Consortium on Climate & Health lists eight ways in which human health will … Continue reading Climate Change Is Making Us Sick

The Water Beneath Your Feet

By Jennifer Adler, National Geographic Young Explorer Where does your water come from? It’s easy to take water for granted when we always see it flowing from our showers, faucets, and lawn sprinklers. But when was the last time you thought about the natural source of your water? Does it come from a nearby reservoir or river? Is it piped in from far away, or … Continue reading The Water Beneath Your Feet

What’s Happening at the Oroville Dam?

UNITED STATES The damaged California dam is in the spotlight now, but it’s not alone among the facilities needing upgrades. (Nat Geo News) Why do we have dams? Use our resources to better understand. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit, including today’s MapMaker Interactive map. Discussion Ideas Nat Geo News reports that there are more than 80,000 … Continue reading What’s Happening at the Oroville Dam?

This Week in Geographic History, October 3 – 9

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 3 TDIGH: East and West Germany Unite The reunification of Germany, which came less than a year after fall of the … Continue reading This Week in Geographic History, October 3 – 9