Curious about today’s Google Doodle? Read all about it right here! By Alyson Foster Content & Collections Specialist, National Geographic Library For years, it was a longstanding mystery. After dancing and skimming in summer meadows from Canada to Texas and Florida, where did the monarch butterflies go with the approach of autumn? That they streamed south was certain. That they sometimes congregated in immense numbers … Continue reading The Case Of The Disappearing Butterflies
WORLD Diwali has become a national festival that is enjoyed by most Indians regardless of faith: Hindus, Jains, Buddhists, and Sikhs. (National Geographic Kids) Use our resources, including a video and photo gallery, to learn more about Diwali! Teachers, scroll all the way down for a short list of key resources in our “Teachers’ Toolkit.” Discussion Ideas Read our terrific study guide on Diwali. The article says Diwali … Continue reading Happy Diwali
#TBT alert! This blog post was originally published on October 31, 2013! UNITED STATES Is Dia de los Muertos—the Day of the Dead, celebrated by Latinos around the world—”The Next New American Holiday”? This infographic makes a convincing case! (Smithsonian Latino Virtual Museum) Use our resources to better understand Dia de los Muertos! Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ … Continue reading Who Celebrates Dia de los Muertos?
By Alyson Foster Content & Collections Specialist, National Geographic Library What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of ice cream cones? Vanilla or mint chocolate chip? Sugar versus waffle? You may enjoy the flavors of this tasty treat, but chances are you’ve never paused to appreciate its clever design. Tasty and portable, the ice cream cone allows us to snack while … Continue reading The Murky, Delicious History of the Ice Cream Cone
By Alyson Foster Content & Collections Specialist, National Geographic Library This week marks the anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment, which gave women the right to vote. The event was the culmination of more than a century of struggle and setbacks for American women. For those of us living today, it’s hard to understand the controversy surrounding the enfranchisement of women. What’s the … Continue reading #tbt: How a Riot Helped to Ratify the 19th amendment