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Sea level rise is threatening low-lying archipelagoes like this one off the coast of Panama. Photograph by Bruce Dale, National Geographic

Sea level rise is threatening low-lying archipelagoes like this one off the coast of Panama. Photograph by Bruce Dale, National Geographic

Celebrate National Park Centennial With a Project

For teachers who want to start the year on a celebratory note, here’s an idea that’s rich with possibilities: Project-based learning about the centennial of the National Park Service.

These lovely Loxodontas are as carbon-neutral (plants in, poop out) as the park in which they’re found, Lower Zambezi National Park, Zambia. Photograph by Hanay, courtesy Wikimedia. CC-BY-3.0

These lovely Loxodontas are as carbon-neutral (plants in, poop out) as the park in which they’re found, Lower Zambezi National Park, Zambia. Photograph by Hanay, courtesy Wikimedia. CC-BY-3.0

Visualizing everything from the spread of religion to the most racially tolerant countries to the world's writing systems.

40 maps that explain the world

Visualizing everything from the spread of religion to the most racially tolerant countries to the world's writing systems.

Great short movies for teaching literacy, morals, etc.

Great short movies for teaching literacy, morals, etc.

Three ways to engage students in current events. Great ideas from the New York Times Learning Network.

Three Teacher-Tested Ways to Encourage Your Students to Follow Current Events This School Year

Three ways to engage students in current events. Great ideas from the New York Times Learning Network.

Mr. Copeland's 6th Grade Social Studies: Explore Ancient Egypt

Mr. Copeland's 6th Grade Social Studies: Explore Ancient Egypt

WORLD The Nigerian terror group Boko Haram is losing territory. In the broader fight against terrorism, that’s an essential first step. (Christian Science Monitor) What is Boko Haram? Use our…

WORLD The Nigerian terror group Boko Haram is losing territory. In the broader fight against terrorism, that’s an essential first step. (Christian Science Monitor) What is Boko Haram? Use our…

ENVIRONMENT Last week, California Governor Jerry Brown announced his state’s first-ever mandatory water restrictions. Here are five things you need to know about California’s water situation. (Nat …

ENVIRONMENT Last week, California Governor Jerry Brown announced his state’s first-ever mandatory water restrictions. Here are five things you need to know about California’s water situation. (Nat …

Spectacular waterfall! a wonder from heaven and water!  Espectacular cascada de agua!  una maravilla entre el cielo y el agua

Spectacular waterfall! a wonder from heaven and water! Espectacular cascada de agua! una maravilla entre el cielo y el agua

Border crossing in Ras Jdir near Ben Gardenne. Image by Paolo Pellegrin…

Border crossing in Ras Jdir near Ben Gardenne. Image by Paolo Pellegrin…

Put the Griffin Warrior in geographical perspective with this easy locator map of major sites in Mycenaean Greece.

Put the Griffin Warrior in geographical perspective with this easy locator map of major sites in Mycenaean Greece.