Educator Spotlight: Experiencing a Fictional Character’s Perspective

Ali McMillan, this week’s Educator of the Week, has taught middle schoolers of multiple cultural backgrounds on three different continents. Inspired by her diverse teaching experiences, Ali encourages her students to consider multiple perspectives, points of view, and social stereotypes in order to reach a deeper understanding in and out of the classroom. Currently she is an English teacher at West Feliciana Middle School in … Continue reading Educator Spotlight: Experiencing a Fictional Character’s Perspective

This Week in Geographic History, October 24 – 30

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 24 TDIGH: United Nations Founded Directly after World War II, representatives from 50 countries created the UN in hopes of increasing … Continue reading This Week in Geographic History, October 24 – 30

See 85 Years of Baseball History Vanish in 30 Seconds

SPORTS It’s been five years since Yankee Stadium was demolished after serving as home to the New York Yankees for 85 years. National Geographic was there throughout the demolition process. (Nat Geo News) What’s a Yankee? Use our encyclopedic entry to find out. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit, including a link to today’s MapMaker Interactive map. … Continue reading See 85 Years of Baseball History Vanish in 30 Seconds

I ? NY

BUSINESS New York City cabdrivers have long had to pass an 80-question test, but now geography accounts for only 10 of those questions. (Time) Learn how the “Geospatial Revolution” is changing everyday jobs. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit, including today’s poll. Discussion Ideas What is GPS? GPS stands for the Global Positioning System, a system of … Continue reading I ? NY

Media Monday: What Can Students Do About Climate Change?

This week is Climate Week in New York City.  Many world leaders, including U.S. President Barack Obama, are gathering at the United Nations for a summit about global warming and other issues related to climate change.  Perhaps you’re already planning to include lessons about climate change in your teaching this week as a current event connection. If not, we have some ideas to help. How can … Continue reading Media Monday: What Can Students Do About Climate Change?