David Sweeney inspired his third-graders to advocate for recycling and trash pickup at their school and in their community. Students collected trash, classified it, and analyzed the results. They connected with school community members to share their learning about recycling. David moved to fourth grade with his students this year and continues to support them in caring for their school. Continue reading Educator Spotlight: Empowering a School Community to Recycle
EDUCATION Nearly three-quarters of eighth-graders tested below proficient in geography on the Nation’s Report Card. Now a new study suggests some reasons why. (U.S. News and World Report) The new government report relied heavily on our own Road Map Project—click here to learn more about the road map for large-scale improvement of K-12 geography education. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources … Continue reading Why are U.S. Students Bad at Geography?
With all of the school-supply shopping over and done with, many students probably didn’t pick up a compass to take with them to school. And that’s OK, since long-gone are the days when kids trekked to school uphill both ways in blizzards. But do your students know the cardinal directions? Do they have a sense of their route to school, or even the route from … Continue reading Mapping Monday: The Overlooked School Supply
August is coming to a close, and with it comes the dawning of a new school year. Hopefully, you spent the summer with your kids going on adventures near or far… or learning virtually by partaking in some of the activities we’ve blogged about! But, how many of you brought your family into a library recently? Children who do not pick up a book over the summer may … Continue reading Last Minute Summer Reading!
It’s that time of year again! As you prepare to send your students back-to-school, make sure you explore the “Homework Help” section of our website. We have hundreds of free resources to help students of all ages with geography, social studies, history and more. Do your students need help with research? Our A-Z encyclopedic entries, glossary and reference articles have information on well, nearly everything they’ll … Continue reading All The Homework Help You’ll Need This Year