The #TeachNatGeo List: The Power of Maps

It’s Geography Awareness Week and this year’s theme is “The Power of Maps.” At National Geographic, we like maps a lot, but for Juan Valdes, they are his life. Juan is the official geographer of the National Geographic Society. That means he is in charge of all things map-related. If we are talking about “The Power of Maps,” there is no one better to talk … Continue reading The #TeachNatGeo List: The Power of Maps

Weekly Warm-Up: Meet Juan José Valdés, Nat Geo’s Geographer

This profile of Nat Geo’s own rock-star geographer, Juan José Valdés, was written by former Nat Geo Intern Justin Fisch in June 2012. It’s as relevant and inspiring now as it was then. Look forward to a beautiful list of Juan’s favorite maps in Monday’s #TeachNatGeo post! What are the first two things you think about when you hear the words National Geographic? (After “geography education,” … Continue reading Weekly Warm-Up: Meet Juan José Valdés, Nat Geo’s Geographer

NewsWatch: A map, as some ten-year-olds see it…

The follow blog is from National Geographic’s NewsWatch blog; to access the original post, please follow this link. Unlike other core subjects such as history, foreign language, or the arts, there is no federal funding dedicated to advancing geography little less cartography education. Thus, when given the opportunity, National Geographic staff are encouraged to assist  teachers with imparting ever more essential geospatial skills to their … Continue reading NewsWatch: A map, as some ten-year-olds see it…