geography

Examining Local Flora – National Geographic Education Blog – Education Article

Camile Clarke led her high school students on a study of how human activities affect forest biomes in the Caribbean. Students conducted a field experience around their school in central Jamaica to observe characteristics of the local soil and vegetation as well as map the human impact on the natural landscape. Camile Clarke is a geography and social studies teacher at Mile Gully High School in Manchester, Jamaica. Photo by Aaliyah Williams As you explained in your National Geographic Educator Certification…

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Moving at the Speed of Creativity – Education Article

Moving at the Speed of Creativity | Understanding the Puerto Rican Blackout: Bank Regulation, Bureaucratic Inefficiency and Leadership Meta Tags and Inline Scripts — .nav-collapse.collapse { height: auto; overflow: visible; } HTML Body — This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. Made with Love in Oklahoma City (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js =… This is only a…

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What’s the Difference Between England, Great Britain, and United Kingdom? – Education Article

Since I’ve just returned from a trip to London, I figure it’s a good time to revisit one of my favorite geography videos. That video is The Difference between the United Kingdom, Great Britain and England Explained. The video explains name refers to, the differences between the three, and why some people incorrectly use them interchangeably. Applications for EducationWhen I taught World Geography one of the things that occasionally baffled and or annoyed my students was my insistence that they…

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Teaching Canadian Geography – Education Article

Canada’s geography is amazing. We have such a variety in the landscape from the east coast to the west coast and then up north. We have a mishmash of cultures and peoples. We have huge empty areas of land and large cities filled with people. Everything about Canada is diversity.  In this post, we are going to examine some different areas of Canadian geography and look at some ideas on how to teach our kids more about the country that…

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Are your students ready for the GeoBee? Let’s help them prepare! – National Geographic Education Blog – Education Article

Good geographers combine information from different sources to arrive at logical conclusions. Through participating in the National Geographic GeoBee, your students will use the knowledge they have of the basic patterns of climate, geology, vegetation, landforms, human settlement, history, migration, and commerce—combined with their knowledge of regions and place-names—to answer questions. GeoBee questions are designed to teach students about these topics in varied ways, and the competition is designed to promote many different types of learning. Familiarize your students with…

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Curating Digital Museums Makes Geography Personal – National Geographic Education Blog – Education Article

Our Educator Spotlight series features inspiring activities and lessons that educators are implementing with their students that connect them to the world in bold and exciting ways. Educators often use these projects to complete their National Geographic Educator Certification.   Laura Krenicki‘s sixth-grade class examined the paths of people and objects from a geographic perspective. The class read an Explorer magazine article by Paul Salopek, a National Geographic Explorer, and participated in a live video event with him. Then, students…

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