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Teachers Homepage - National Geographic Education

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This website would like to remind you: Your browser (Firefox 17) is out of date. Update your browser for more security, comfort and the best experience on this site. Educators! Take our survey for a chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card. Xpeditions is now archived in National Geographic Education's new website— If you liked Xpeditions, you'll love the new media-rich Please note: to search for Xpeditions content, check the “include archive” filter. National Geographic Education Twitter Facebook Google+ Email Quiz Connection! Most Popular Latest Videos Giant Traveling Maps Get great resources for introducing geography and map-reading skills to students in Grades K-8.

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For Geography Teachers Geographic Organizations American Geographic Society Association of American GeographersInternational Geographical Union National Center for Geographic Information & Analysis (NCGIA) National Council for Geographic Education (NCGE) National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) National Geographic Society State Geographic Alliance Network - links to all 50 states Return to Top Geographic Links for Teachers 101 Great Sites for Social Studies Class - Geography #80-83 All About Money Curriculum - 5th-6th Grade Lesson Plans Educator's Reference Desk Lesson Plans - more than 60 geography plans identified by grade level Back to School Ideas, Activities, and Ideas - from A to Z Teacher Stuff - Connecting classrooms around the world CNN Student News - news for students, resources for teachers Copernicus Curriculum Matrix - resources, lesson plans, and activities mapped to academic standards.

How Maps mislead and bias Us World maps influence our model of the world. What if the map we are familiar with didn’t represent the sizes of land masses accurately? Geographical map projections can seem a bit of a dry subject, but on the other hand they are used regularly and are a beautiful metaphor for the presupposition “The Map is not the Territory“. You cannot create a World Map without Distortion A map projection is any method of “flattening” [a sphere] into a plane.Gauss proved that a sphere cannot be represented on a plane without distortion.

Games Encourage your learners with fun vocabulary practice using these interactive games. Starters: Word Match and Word Jumble Choose a game from the drop-down menu, and click Play! 9 Excellent Free Map Creation Tools for Teachers and Students 1- Umapper UMapper is a great mapping tool for educators. It allows its users to create and manage interactive maps and geogames online. These maps can be shared with others or be embedded in blogs and websites 2- MapTiler This a tool that allows users to create overlay of standard maps like Google Maps, and Yahoo Maps and can also be visualized in 3D form.

The Beaufort Scale By Craig Gill Age Range: 7 to 11 In 1805, a British Naval officer called Francis Beaufort introduced a scale from 0 -12 for measuring the speed of the wind at sea. Beaufort developed the scale by matching the customs for setting a ship's sails with the speed and strength of the wind. He used everyday terms for each level of his scale. It is now used to describe the effect of wind on the surface of the water as well as on a range of everyday objects on the land - from smoke to flags, trees and roof tiles. Beyond Borders The audio, illustrations, photos, and videos are credited beneath the media asset, except for promotional images, which generally link to another page that contains the media credit. The Rights Holder for media is the person or group credited. Writer

English Timeline This interactive timeline allows you to explore the evolution of English language and literature, from the 11th century to the present day. Scroll through decade by decade to investigate the richness and diversity of our poetry and prose, as well as the many social, cultural and political strands from which our language has been woven. The timeline includes a fascinating combination of texts: Anglo Saxon tales and medieval illuminations; iconic literary manuscripts and printed texts; as well as letters, newspapers, handbills, posters, charters, speeches and campaign leaflets. Launch the interactive Flash timeline above, or explore the collections within each of the centuries below. Full List Bromo volcano, Java, Indonesia Wayag Island, Raja Ampat, Indonesia Antarctic expedition of AirPano, Part I Volcano Klyuchevskaya Sopka, Kamchatka, Russia, 2015 Dubai, UAE Iceland, the best aerial panoramas New 7 Wonders of the World Petra, Jordan Great Wall of China Grand tour of Moscow, Russia Barcelona, Spain Everest, Himalayas, Nepal, Part II, December 2012 Santorini (Thira), Oia, Greece Plosky Tolbachik Volcano, Kamchatka, Russia, 2012 Iguazu Falls, Argentina-Brazil.

What about Indigenous Australians? On the whole, Indigenous Australians experience greater disadvantage and have a shorter life expectancy than other Australians. There have been improvements in some areas such as education and housing. We look here at some of the key facts available on the wellbeing of Indigenous Australians, all of which are fundamental to planning effective and useful welfare services. Global Connections . Religion The Islamic tradition recognizes many of the Jewish and Christian prophets, including Abraham, Moses, and Jesus (although he is not considered to be the son of God). Many non-Muslims mistakenly believe that Muhammad is the equivalent of Jesus in the Islamic tradition; in fact, it is the Quran that stands in the same central position in Islam as Jesus does in Christianity. Muhammad himself is not divine, but a prophet chosen by God to deliver his message and an example of piety to emulate. Jews and Christians are specifically protected in the Quran as Peoples of the Book, reinforcing their spiritual connection to Islam by virtue of having been given revelations from God. The Islamic legal tradition has upheld the rights of Jews and Christians to maintain their beliefs and practices within their communities in Islamic lands, and this policy of tolerance has generally been upheld.

Present Perfect Simple Teaching 9-15 years old students I usually use this presentation: Present Perfect Presentation by Jose Salazar My absolutely favourite tense – probably because we don’t have it in Polish (only present, past and future, easy peasy, hrhrhr). It takes some time for poor students to get it, so I usually tell them the things they have to learn by heart:

Interactives archive: Disasters Anatomy of KatrinaTrack the hurricane from its birth in the open ocean through its catastrophic encounter with the Gulf Coast. Anatomy of NyiragongoFind out what features make this unquiet volcano tick. Anatomy of a TsunamiFollow the tsunami from its birth at the seafloor to its devastating collision with coasts around the Indian Ocean.

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