How Inclusive is Your City?

How Inclusive is Your City?

UNITED STATES Heads up, cities: Economic growth does not necessarily go hand-in-hand with economic and racial inclusion. (CityLab) Use this tool to measure the inclusivity in your own city, and […]
Bioluminescent Beasties Light Up California Beaches

Bioluminescent Beasties Light Up California Beaches

SCIENCE Red tides and bright blue waves make SoCal glow. (San Jose Mercury News) What is bioluminescence? Use our great resource as a go-to reference. Teachers, scroll down for a […]
Five Fast Figures about the National Geographic Bee

Five Fast Figures about the National Geographic Bee

It’s Bee Season here at National Geographic! Every year, the best young geography minds in the country converge at our headquarters here in Washington, D.C., to match wits and wisdom. […]
What Happens to the Plastic We Throw Away?

What Happens to the Plastic We Throw Away?

ENVIRONMENT Scroll through how tons of trash travels from inland trash heaps to oceanic garbage patches. (National Geographic) Use our terrific activities to follow the “tremendous travels of trash” and […]
Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire Documented in Greenlandic Ice

Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire Documented in Greenlandic Ice

WORLD Modern people aren’t the only ones who’ve polluted the atmosphere. Ancient air pollution has now allowed scientists a peek into the economic health of Ancient Rome. (Science) Use our […]
Educator Spotlight: Investigating the Stories Behind Smartphones

Educator Spotlight: Investigating the Stories Behind Smartphones

Loris Chen designed a unit that guides her eighth-grade students through an exploration of smartphones. Students follow the product life cycle from beginning to end, discovering what raw materials are used, how they are sourced, and how sustainable they are. The project culminates with students producing videos to share their ideas for improving smartphone sustainability.
Explosive Volcano? Just Add Water

Explosive Volcano? Just Add Water

SCIENCE Scientists are warning of “ballistic rocks” hurled from Kilauea’s crater. So, steer clear of the erupting volcano, people. (Nat Geo News) Use our resources to learn more about craters […]
This Week in Geographic History: May 14-20

This Week in Geographic History: May 14-20

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, […]
Earthquake-Monitoring Tech May Help Save Elephants

Earthquake-Monitoring Tech May Help Save Elephants

SCIENCE Technology developed to study earthquakes could help conservationists monitor elephant populations from afar. (Pacific Standard) Learn more about how elephants communicate with our great video resource. (Cue up to […]
Teacher Appreciation Week: Thank a Teacher!

Teacher Appreciation Week: Thank a Teacher!

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! This year, we asked our Nat Geo Educator Community, as well as Nat Geo staff, to #ThankATeacher! Check out our Twitter feed to see more grateful educators! […]

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