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Weekly Warm-Up: Chocolate Treats for Fair-Trade Month

How far do your students travel without ever leaving home? Well, what sort of products do they rely on? From cereal, toothpaste, and sneakers, to smartphones, e-readers, and video-game consoles, your students are a vital part of multiple global trading networks. Challenge your students to consider the journey behind everyday products with our Interdependence and You activity. By researching the path of bananas, chocolate, or … Continue reading Weekly Warm-Up: Chocolate Treats for Fair-Trade Month

A Trick with a World Treat

FUN It’s nearly mid-October! Which means that anyplace you go, at least in the United States, you’re inundated with cinnamon-scented, ’tis-the-season tidings. But, let’s get to one of the best holidays first: Halloween. And let’s save some endangered species while doing it up. Here at National Geographic we’re on a mission (always) and we have a sneaking suspicion that many of you will like this one. Meet Mission: Animal … Continue reading A Trick with a World Treat

Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF

GeoFeature_UNICEF1.JPGIn 1950 a group of school kids in Philadelphia used milk cartons to collect $17 for kids on the other side of the world, and Treat-or-Trick for UNICEF was born.

To date UNICEF–the United Nations Children’s Fund–has saved more children’s lives than any other humanitarian organization, and it is working toward a day when ZERO children die from preventable causes.

The Halloween campaign continues to be an essential fundraising project for UNICEF. Since 1950, participants have collected over $144 million for children in need! This year, join in this beloved holiday tradition.

1. Log on to Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF to order your donation boxes or learn how to create your own.

2. Register your All Hallows Eve holler-fest to receive a free Halloween party planning kit.

3. Trick-or-Treat online to enlist friends and family outside of your neighborhood to contribute to your efforts.

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