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Can We Feed the Growing Population?
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In this lesson, students explore the resources that make up our agricultural system. Students examine land uses and soil quality through graphs of land use and crop production and use computational models to compare the effect of different management strategies on the land. At the end of the lesson, students are able to describe how humans can maintain and replenish important resources to be able to produce food long into the future.

Subject:
Physical Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Unit of Study
Provider:
National Geographic Society
Date Added:
09/11/2019
Experiencing Film: Classroom Strategies for Engaging Learners
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The Experiencing Film curriculum guide is a resource for using film in experiential ways to teach content, concepts, and skills, to provide relevance, to meet the learning needs of all students, and to extend the learning process beyond the classroom walls.

Experiencing Film promotes the following teaching strategies and practices, which are woven throughout the curriculum.

Reflective Practices
Inquiry-based Learning
Cooperative Learning
The Study of Place as a Framework for Learning
Project-based Learning

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Lesson
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
National Geographic Society
Date Added:
09/11/2019
Is there Life in Space?
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Students discover how scientists find planets and other astronomical bodies. They compare zones of habitability around different star types, discovering the zone of liquid water possibility around each star type and they explore how scientists use spectroscopy to learn about atmospheres on distant planets. Students will explain how scientists find distant planets and moons and how they determine whether those astronomical bodies could be habitable.    

Subject:
Astronomy
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Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Module
Unit of Study
Provider:
National Geographic Society
Date Added:
09/11/2019
National Geographic Society
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This 10-minute documentary tells the story of Marie Wilcox, the last fluent speaker of the Wukchumni language and the dictionary she created in an effort to keep her language alive.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
World Cultures
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Lesson
Provider:
National Geographic Society
Date Added:
09/11/2019
Prairie
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Prairies are enormous stretches of flat grassland with moderate temperatures, moderate rainfall, and few trees. When people talk about the prairie, they are usually referring to the golden, wheat-covered land in the middle of North America.

Subject:
Biology
Ecology
Physical Geography
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Module
Reading
Provider:
National Geographic Society
Photograph Kyle Moderhak Myshot
Date Added:
09/16/2019
Represent Me
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In Represent Me!, students work as a legislator trying to meet the needs of their constituents. As their representative, students must consider their backgrounds before deciding what bills to sponsor in Congress.

Subject:
U.S. History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Interactive
Provider:
National Geographic Society
Date Added:
09/16/2019
Solving a CHALLENGE-ing Problem
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Inspired by James Cameron's historic DEEPSEA CHALLENGE dive, students will investigate pressure, biological adaptations, and the engineering process through hands-on activities.

Subject:
Engineering
Life Science
Biology
Mathematics
Physical Geography
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Module
Provider:
National Geographic Society
Date Added:
09/18/2019
Teaching Idea: Ancient Rome
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Remix and Share
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This lesson outline provides suggestions for how to use existing National Geographic resources about ancient Rome in the classroom.

Resources range from maps, articles, images of ruins and artifacts, and activities that illustrate how the ancient Romans influenced modern society. An interactive online quiz called a Kahoot! accompanies this teaching idea. The Kahoot! can be used as a formative assessment or to assess prior knowledge. Resources referenced throughout this lesson can all be found on the Ancient Rome collection page.

Select the resources that are most applicable to your classroom and students’ needs to build your own lesson on ancient Rome.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
World Cultures
History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Game
Lecture Notes
Lesson
Provider:
National Geographic Society
Date Added:
09/11/2019
Tracing Democratic Ideas
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Students analyze excerpts from historical documents, including the Mayflower Compact, The General Fundamentals, The Declaration of Independence, and the U.S. Constitution, to identify evidence of democratic ideas.

Subject:
U.S. History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Provider:
National Geographic Society
Date Added:
09/16/2019
Wolves of Yellowstone
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Gray wolves were reintroduced into Yellowstone National Park in 1995, resulting in a trophic cascade through the entire ecosystem. After the wolves were driven extinct in the region nearly 100 years ago, scientists began to fully understand their role in the food web as a keystone species.

Subject:
Life Science
Biology
Ecology
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Provider:
National Geographic Society
Date Added:
09/16/2019