10 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 … … there is a secret library in Syria—and users dodge bullets to reach it. Learn more about the civil war in Syria here.     … students who take AP classes don’t actually get better grades. Still interested in AP? Try material from our AP … Continue reading 10 Things We Learned This Week!

13 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 … … how to sign the Declaration of Independence—in a founding father’s handwriting.     … how to cut the perfect slice of pizza. Or, at least, a much more complex one.     … giraffes did NOT evolve long necks to reach treetop greenery.   … Continue reading 13 Things We Learned this Week!

12 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… … Jellyfish Lake is running out of jellyfish.   … how these six maps can change the way we think about the world.   … there is an interactive way to track how race and class impact performance in your school district.   … it’s never … Continue reading 12 Things We Learned This Week!

‘Banned Books Week’ Champions Challenged Literature

UNITED STATES Upwards of 11,300 books have been challenged for content that some consider to be offensive, according to the American Library Association. Books featuring teen Native Americans, on-the-run alien lovers, gay penguins, and middle-school theater geeks topped the latest list. (CNN) Have you read any of this year’s most-challenged books? Take our polls and tell us about it! Teachers, scroll down for a quick … Continue reading ‘Banned Books Week’ Champions Challenged Literature

New Geo-Educator Gooru Resource Library

When school began last year, I was a geo-educator, but I didn’t even know it yet. I knew I had a passion for teaching my students about our interconnected world, but it wasn’t until several months later that I found out that there was a growing community of like-minded educators. I’m so excited to kick off a new school year because I’m confident I can … Continue reading New Geo-Educator Gooru Resource Library