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Xpeditions is now archived in National Geographic Education's new website—natgeoed.org If you liked Xpeditions, you'll love the new media-rich natgeoed.org. Explore the new site now for activities, maps, interactives, videos, homework help, and more! www.natgeoed.org Please note: to search for Xpeditions content, check the “include archive” filter. Grades K-2 Grades 3-5 Grades 6-8 Grades 9-12 Featured Content Map Skills for Elementary Students Find spatial thinking activities for Grades preK-6. As Seen on NG Use National Geographic's rich media with educational supports. Game-Based Learning Find educational games that promote 21st century skills. Project-Based Learning Explore a marine ecology unit for middle school. Decision-Making Use this lesson to explore a real-world environmental issue with students. Education Trends National Geographic and the Common Core Find out how the National Geographic Society is connecting to the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts. STEM Education Collection.

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Exploring Modern Human Migrations 1. Introduce the topic of modern human migrations. Review some of the causes of ancient human migrations. Ask: Are humans still migrating today? What are some examples of migrations that took place in the last few hundred years? Record students' ideas on the board. Click and Drag - Make A Snowman ABCya is the leader in free educational computer games and mobile apps for kids. The innovation of a grade school teacher, ABCya is an award-winning destination for elementary students that offers hundreds of fun, engaging learning activities. Millions of kids, parents, and teachers visit ABCya.com each month, playing over 1 billion games last year. Apple, The New York Times, USA Today, Parents Magazine and Scholastic, to name just a few, have featured ABCya’s popular educational games. ABCya’s award-winning Preschool computer games and apps are conceived and realized under the direction of a certified technology education teacher, and have been trusted by parents and teachers for ten years. Our educational games are easy to use and classroom friendly, with a focus on the alphabet, numbers, shapes, storybooks, art, music, holidays and much more!

Great Barrier Reef - science(5,6,7,8) - ABC Splash - Add this to your favourites Great Barrier Reef Australia's Great Barrier Reef is the world's largest coral reef and the richest natural ecosystem in the world. But the bio-diverse, fragile reef is under threat from human activity. About this digibook Great Barrier Reef: Under Threat view Great Barrier Reef: Under Threat view Ecology watch Fragile ecosystem watch Human threats play Impact of climate change view Impact of mining, logging and farming watch Impact of overfishing view Impact of destructive fishing view Impact of tourism view Reef rescue view Action for the future

Flipped classrooms: Can they help students learn? Photo by Wavebreakmedia Ltd/Thinkstock This article is part of Future Tense, which is a partnership of Slate, the New America Foundation, and Arizona State University. On Wednesday, April 30, Future Tense will host an event in Washington, D.C., on technology and the future of higher education. For more information and to RSVP, visit the New America Foundation website. Explorer's Guide The PEEP and the Big Wide World Explorer's Guide, designed for early childhood classrooms, invites children and teachers to explore science in the world around them. Six units offer hands-on explorations that lead to rich science learning as well as lots of fun. Each unit features an animated PEEP story and related live-action video clips in both English and Spanish. Family Science letters — also in English and Spanish — encourage families to continue the exploration and learning at home. (PDF files can be viewed and printed using the free Adobe Reader.) Family Science Letters – 2MB PDF

Map: The Africa without Ebola (Anthony England / @EbolaPhone) Ebola is a frightening, unpredictable disease. Nearly 5,000 West Africans have died from the current outbreak with more than 13,000 people thought infected. However, so far the problem remains largely limited to Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone. Two other countries, Nigeria and Senegal, have had cases, yet are now Ebola-free.

Read Across America Day Activities and Lesson Plans To help you celebrate Dr. Seuss’ Birthday we have provided you with a variety of resources and interactive ideas that explore the world of Dr. Seuss. We have organized them by general activities, activities by various book titles and finally, general web sites. Enjoy! Your creativity can help other teachers. Antarctica - science(6,7) - ABC Splash - Add this to your favourites Antarctica The first recorded expedition to Antarctica was in 1821. It was a place where no human lived. Thanks to the work of explorers and scientists we know a lot about the frozen continent. About this digibook

Three Questions to Consider Before We All Flip It seems like you can't open an education periodical these days without finding an article espousing the wonders of flipping the classroom. Like most initiatives in schools, flipping the classroom does have merit in the right situation. But also like most initiatives it's not a one-size-fits-all solution. Here are three questions that I have to ask before flipping a classroom. Freebies for Science Teachers Graphite: Digital Resources Site Added: Dec 6, 2013 Graphite is a free online portal to help preK-12 educators find, use, and share the best digital apps, games, and websites for their students.

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. Back to top

Daily Writing Prompts - March Below are daily writing prompts for the month of March. The majority of the prompts are related to the various events on our March Events Calendar. These events include birthdays, holidays, monthly celebrations, and important dates in history. Some of the dates include two different writing prompts to choose from. You can download a PDF form of the writing prompt. Even though your students may not be in class all the days of March, use the prompts from those days as additional writing practice.

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