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
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
Is the U.S. a bigger powerhouse in solar energy than previously thought? New data presented by Greentech Solar states that the U.S. generates a lot more solar energy than data initially indicated! This new research shows that the U.S. government may be underestimating the amount of solar energy that we generate each year. Where was all the missing solar energy? The Energy Information Association (EIA), the … Continue reading Lost and Found: Solar Energy
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
More teaching resources
When we asked educators to review our old education site, they asked for more diverse types of teaching resources. Indeed, this website has numerous teaching resources ranging from classroom activities to multimedia to reference and news materials. My personal favorite right now is the Current Event Connection that links to all sorts of information about the Japan earthquake. There is never a better time to teach geography than when you can connect it with a current event that is happening in real time.
It’s okay. You can say it. Despite following this blog religiously, you don’t know exactly what geography is, at least not in a way that you can explain succinctly. What is geography? Why geography? Nat Geo Knows! At NatGeoEd.org, you can get answers to these and many other questions on educational topics. Check out our fun “Nat Geo Knows” videos, which highlight some of the ways our new website can help you find the answers you seek.