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  • Bringing Current Events into the Classroom

    The Washington Post published an article this week entitled "Scientists Still Dig for Ice Age Fossils in Los Angeles After a Century of Discoveries." As the title indicates, a dig is occurring right now at an excavati...
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    • Geography & Halloween

      Halloween is almost here! Students can hardly think about anything other than candy, costumes, and trick-or-treating! What resources are you bringing into the classroom to celebrate Halloween with your students? Are y...
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      • When Will Your City Feel Climate Change?

        It's no surprise that climate change is affecting temperatures in regions all over the world. But by what year will YOUR city have undergone extreme climate changes, to the extent that a full recovery may be impossibl...
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        • Carbon Tax

          Just a week ago, a letter was published in the New York Times calling for a tax on carbon. The letter claims "We need to acknowledge the true cost of burning fossil fuels by placing a revenue-neutral fee on carbon." B...
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        • Travel

          Many of us Geographers love traveling and go on amazing adventures! Unfortunately, we do not always have the opportunity to share stories about our travel experiences with others. So today, we want to hear about one o...
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        • 10 Ways to Teach About Geography

          Last year, the New York Times published this article entitled "All Over the Map: 10 Ways to Teach About Geography." Take a look at these 10 different ideas. Have you used any of them (or similar ideas) in the classr...
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          • Human Life Expectancy Vs. Endangered Species

            According to a new study by the University of California Davis, as human life expectancy increases, so does the percentage of invasive and endangered birds and mammals. At first glance, this statement may trigger the ...
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            • Geography Weekend Plans

              Hey Geographers! It's a three-day weekend, so there is plenty of time to get outside and go adventuring!  Do you have any plans? If you need some help brainstorming, check out this National Geographic guide to ...
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              • STEM

                The following video is an interview with Al Bunshaft, president and CEO of Dassault Systemes Americas.  Bunshaft discusses the importance of gaining a STEM education, how it is playing a part in the hiring proces...
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              • Science Videos

                Videos can be a great way for students to engage with new material. Do you use videos in your science classes? Which videos do you find to be the most effective? Which videos do your students enjoy the most? We would ...
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                • One Change to Improve Science Education

                  Science Times asked 19 Americans (scientists, educators, students) this question: "If you could make one change to improve science education in the United States, what would it be?" You can view their responses here. ...
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                  • Geography: Fall Class Activities

                    Leaves are turning orange, people are out picking apples, the air is turning crisp -- fall is upon us! How are you getting your students excited about Geography this fall? Have you brought your students outdoors? ...
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                    • Connecting Current Events & Geography

                      Today, October 1, 2013, the United States government was forced to shut down. How can a geographic education provide a framework to help students understand what is happening in Congress and why it is happening? How d...
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                      • Have you found any online geography games to use in your classroom?

                        Online interactives are great resources to engage students in learning.    Geosense: an online world geography game is a fun way for your students to improve their knowledge of world geography.  Playe...
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                        • #GreatNature

                          To celebrate the world's biodiversity and National Geographic's Great Nature Project that is kicking off officially on Saturday, September 21st this discussion will be dedicated to posting your own favorite photos of ...
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                        • Show us your snapshot of nature!

                          What does nature look like in your area? Help create a snapshot of global biodiversity by participating in the Great Nature Project.   Wherever you are in the world, take photos of plants and animals. Then uploa...
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                          • Summer, Cities, and Nature

                            I love summertime. I also live in a city, and sometimes it can be hard to get my fill of the open outdoors. As we come to the last month of the summer season, does anyone have any ideas of how urban dwellers can get t...
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                            • White House Solar Panels

                              This week, the White House reportedly starting installing solar panels. The panels are supposed to pay themselves off within eight years due to the savings in energy cost. Does this step by the First Family indicate t...
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                              • Travel Photos?

                                National Geographic just revealed the winners of the 2013 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest! Do you have any beautiful snapshots from your own journeys abroad? Or have you ever visited anywhere that was breat...
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                                • Tourists v. Preservations

                                  The hot topic among development studies researchers is the tourist industry. Can developing countries preserve their country's unique biodiversity and cultural practices by making them available to tourists? Will the ...
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