How Tall is Mount Everest?

GEOGRAPHY Mount Everest is the tallest mountain in the world, but precisely how tall is it? The question is not so simple. (New York Times) Use this gorgeous map to zoom in on the 29,035ish-foot peak. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Click to zoom in on Mount Everest. Map by National Geographic Discussion Ideas How tall … Continue reading How Tall is Mount Everest?

Shocking News

SCIENCE A bolt from the blue has many powers. But until now, no one suspected that lightning can be a major sculptor of mountains. (National Geographic News) Use our resources to better understand weathering, the process that shapes mountains through lightning and more familiar forces. Discussion Ideas Read through the short Nat Geo News article. How did the scientists identify lightning-shaped areas in the Drakensberg … Continue reading Shocking News

Blog:a-thon: Mapa en Relieve: Guatemala City

Elizabeth Wolzak, an Instructional Designer for National Geographic Education, shared this map with our staff in honor of Geography Awareness Week. Elizabeth, whose parents are Dutch and American, was born in Guatemala and lived there until she was 19. Image courtesy Mapa En Relieve Guatemala. (From Fodors). “If you want to get the lay of the land before you head out to the country, this … Continue reading Blog:a-thon: Mapa en Relieve: Guatemala City