Are you looking for a new way to incorporate mapping into your teaching? Perhaps you’d like a hands-on tool for introducing a global topic or promoting spatial literacy. MapMaker, National Geographic’s online geovisualization tool, is here to help. It allows your learners to explore the world through various classroom-curated basemaps, data layers, and annotation options. With this web-based app, anyone can visually experience and interact … Continue reading Introduce Your Students to Mapmaking With This Interactive Tool
Educator Heidi Ragsdale wrote this post. As an eighth grader, I saved up money for months and months and used it to fund a trip that activated my curiosity for exploring the world. After a bus ride, train trip, shuttle seat, van expedition, and eight hours of hiking with a 40-pound pack, I found myself staring at the blue-green water of Havasu Falls at the … Continue reading The Okavango River Basin Is One of a Kind. Explore It With This StoryMap
SPORTS For 11 years, National Geographic has combed the globe to find the Adventurers of the Year, each selected for his or her extraordinary achievement in exploration, adventure sports, conservation, or humanitarianism. Get to know this year’s honorees, then vote for the 2016 People’s Choice. (Nat Geo Adventure) Play our game to explore like a Nat Geo adventurer, or get started with the adventure in … Continue reading Meet the Adventurers of the Year—and Vote for Your Favorite!
The following post was written by 2013 Grosvenor Teacher Fellow Megan Swanson. Learn more about Megan and follow her blog here. This summer, I had the opportunity to visit Botswana with my friend and colleague, Dr. Deborah Bennett. Through a grant from Fund for Teachers, we came to investigate conservation in the face of increasing human-wildlife conflict. Our goal is to incorporate this knowledge … Continue reading Educators on Expedition: Journey to the Okavango