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Using Immersive Stimuli to Drive Student Inquiry – National Geographic Education Blog – Education Article

The following post was written by 2017 Grosvenor Teacher Fellow Sarah Harris, a K-12 social studies curriculum specialist and middle school teacher, after her expedition to Antarctica. The Grosvenor Teacher Fellow Program is a professional development opportunity for pre-K–12 educators made possible by a partnership between Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic Education. Sarah observes a gentoo penguin colony on Barrientos Island. Photo by Peg Keiner As student inquiry becomes a primary focus of social studies and science instruction, educators across the nation are designing…

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Earth Day trends and more – Education Article

It’s Earth Day—take a walk with us. First, let’s dig into issues taking root in Search. Ahead of Earth Day, “solar energy,” “drought” and “endangered species” climbed in popularity this week. Meanwhile, people are looking for ways their own actions can make a positive impact. The top “how to recycle” searches were for plastic, paper, batteries, plastic bags, and styrofoam. And around the world, trending queries about Earth Day were “how many trees will be saved by recycling?” and “which…

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