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Five Fresh Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

Once again it is that time of year when hearts, flowers, poetry, cozy romantic atmospheres, and all things red and pink are sought by individuals and couples alike in an effort to express and impress. Have you ever wondered if there was a better—or at least different—way to go about this whole “celebration of love” idea? I admit the thought crossed my mind a time … Continue reading Five Fresh Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

This Week in Geographic History, February 13 – 19

Here’s an advance look at 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, February 13 TDIGH: Australia Apologizes to the ‘Stolen Generations’ In 2008 the prime minister of Australia formally apologized for the practice of forcibly … Continue reading This Week in Geographic History, February 13 – 19

Win Hearts, Save Animals

Hands down, the best week in elementary school was that which led up to Valentine’s Day. Mini mail cubbies would overflow with pink, red, and white paper shapes covered in squiggly notes and stickers. Crowd-sourced love notes from classmates turned into a high-stakes mystery; you couldn’t help the urge to read between the lines wondering which messages really meant it. Here at National Geographic, our kid-savvy team created some adorable … Continue reading Win Hearts, Save Animals

Weekly Warm-Up: For the Love of Food

Valentine’s Day may be this week, but the candy we celebrate with has been available in stores for about a month! Despite the fact that we observe Valentine’s Day for a single day, our love for sweets boosts candy sales around this time every year. In the United States, it’s common to give and receive chocolates throughout the month of February. This is a great time … Continue reading Weekly Warm-Up: For the Love of Food