What is the Refugee Olympic Team?

SPORTS This month, competitors representing the nations participating in the 2016 Rio Olympics will be joined by a small group walking without a national flag—refugee athletes set to make history on the global sporting stage. (Geographical) Use our resources to learn more about refugees. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit, including a link to today’s MapMaker Interactive … Continue reading What is the Refugee Olympic Team?

12 Things We Learned This Week!

What did you learn this week? Let us know in the comments or at education@ngs.org. This week, we learned … … Star Wars is really about feminism … and Jefferson … and Jesus.   … nihonium, moscovium, tennessine and oganesson will step up to the periodic table.   … how monsoon rains returned to lift India’s spirit and economy. (One assumes it played out like … Continue reading 12 Things We Learned This Week!

4 of the Greatest Ways to Teach about Muhammad Ali

SPORTS Muhammad Ali, the legendary boxer acknowledged as the “athlete of the century,” has died. Here are some strategies for bringing “The Greatest of All Time” to your classroom. (Sports Illustrated) Use our resources to learn a little about one of icon’s most iconic moments—the Rumble in the Jungle. Discussion Ideas 1. ATHLETICS Boxing legend Muhammad Ali was declared the “Sportsman of the Century” by … Continue reading 4 of the Greatest Ways to Teach about Muhammad Ali

Meet the Adventurers of the Year—and Vote for Your Favorite!

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!

Is Los Angeles Getting an NFL Team . . . or Two?

SPORTS Disney CEO Bob Iger is leading an effort to bring the Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers to the Los Angeles area. (Los Angeles Times) Which urban areas have NFL teams? Which ones don’t? Use today’s MapMaker Interactive to find out! Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources, including a link to today’s MapMaker Interactive and our poll! Discussion Ideas Is … Continue reading Is Los Angeles Getting an NFL Team . . . or Two?