Students investigate outcomes of the Cuban Missile Crisis by using primary documents and role-playing President Kennedy national security team.
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.
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.
The Study of Place as a Framework for Learning
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.
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.
Students draw on real-world examples of public health action plans to develop their own community action plan for a response to an outbreak of a specific disease.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.