How Tigers Benefit Farmers

ENVIRONMENT A recent study finds that the often-feared big cats actually help keep crops and domesticated animals safe from other threats. (Scientific American) Zoom in on the dwindling range of the biggest of the big cats with today’s MapMaker Interactive map. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas New research investigates “ecosystem services” offered by tigers … Continue reading How Tigers Benefit Farmers

What You Need to Know About Tiger Farms

WORLD A viral video showing tigers chasing a drone likely comes from a slaughter facility in China. (Nat Geo News) Find the dwindling habitat of Chinese tigers with our MapMaker Interactive layer. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas Critics have suggested a recent video depicting a group of tigers taking down a drone may have … Continue reading What You Need to Know About Tiger Farms

Looking Ahead: This Week in Geographic History, July 25 – 31

Here’s an advance look at a some of the “This Day in Geographic History” (TDIGH) events coming up this week.  For each date, we’ve matched it with a map or visual, background information, and a classroom activity so you can plan ahead.   Monday July 25 TDIGH: Satellite Records ‘Face on Mars’ Seeing a “face” on Mars or a man in the moon are examples … Continue reading Looking Ahead: This Week in Geographic History, July 25 – 31

MEDIA MONDAY: Which Big Cat is Fastest?

Ignite learning as each new school week begins, by using our multimedia and maps. Use our weekly ideas to wake up your students’ curiosity and spark new energy into learning about their world. This week, National Geographic is celebrating its fifth annual Big Cat Week as part of the Big Cats Initiative! Join National Geographic filmmakers and explorers and raise your students’ awareness about the declining populations of … Continue reading MEDIA MONDAY: Which Big Cat is Fastest?