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Use These Engaging Amazon Activities to Deepen Student Learning

Estimated to be twice the size of India and contain 10 percent of the world’s known species, the Amazon rainforest is a critically important ecosystem — but not just to the plants and animals that call it home. The importance of this threatened ecosystem to the health of our planet is one of the reasons the National Geographic Society focused a fantastic new set of resources on the Amazon. The curated collection, featuring activities, articles, and other engaging resources, is free and available to integrate into your Earth Month instruction! If you’re interested in supporting the inquisitive, budding Explorers in your own classroom, keep reading as I share some highlights and ideas from this awesome collection. Continue reading Use These Engaging Amazon Activities to Deepen Student Learning

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Illuminating Instruction: “Internalizing” a Resource to Make it Your Own

This post was written by science educator Ronak Shah. There are a lot of incredible things about teaching middle school science: from the naturally inquiry-oriented content, to the myriad opportunities for collaboration, to the many labs and activities in our arsenal to make learning come alive for students. Obviously, with the closures of schools around the country now, teaching is a little bit different. Thankfully, … Continue reading Illuminating Instruction: “Internalizing” a Resource to Make it Your Own

5+ Resources to Help Students Explore the World from Home

This post was written by K-5th special projects teacher Jennifer Burgin. In March, our worlds felt topsy-turvy. Schools closed, children went home, families encountered one another all day. In a blog post, I shared how it impacted my teacher’s heart, and how I was spurred to action through encouragement from my National Geographic Education peers. This perpetuated across the summer and into the Fall, and … Continue reading 5+ Resources to Help Students Explore the World from Home

Ideas for Geography Awareness Week: Resources for Grades K-12

This November 10-16, celebrate the wonder of the world and bring Geography Awareness Week to the forefront of your classroom with ideas for lesson plans, activities and events with handy content from our Resource Library. Be sure to tag us in your posts sharing your week with #thatsgeography! Activities Mapping Storybooks (Grades K-2) How Scientists Name Things (Grades 3 – 5) Exploring Early Manhattan Through … Continue reading Ideas for Geography Awareness Week: Resources for Grades K-12

Engage Thriving Readers with Explorer Magazine and Stephanie Harvey

2018 National Geographic Education Fellow and literacy expert Stephanie Harvey collaborated with the Explorer magazine team to improve the classroom resource for students grades K-5/6. As part of the collaboration, the team developed a four-part video series that takes a deep dive into Explorer and its supplementary features. Explorer Magazine with Stephanie HarveyWatch this introductory video to learn how you can utilize Explorer to engage … Continue reading Engage Thriving Readers with Explorer Magazine and Stephanie Harvey