What to teach this month
On January 13, 1888, the National Geographic Society was founded.
A wildfire is an uncontrolled fire that burns in wildland vegetation, often in rural areas.
Students use maps and graphs to understand how the frequency of billion-dollar natural disaster events has changed over time. They analyze how climate change affected the 2017 California wildfires and the flooding from Hurricane Harvey.
Drought is an extended period of unusually dry weather when there is not enough rain.
On February 7, 2009, the “Black Saturday Bushfires” became the worst natural disaster in Australia’s history.
explorer and Young Explorer
Explorer magazine inspires young readers through authentic and engaging nonfiction content. Supporting national reading and science standards, this K–5/6 classroom resource is available in print and/or digital subscriptions with seven issues arriving throughout the school year.
Spatial thinking allows students to comprehend and analyze phenomena related to the places and spaces around them—and at scales from what they can touch and see in a room or their neighborhood to a world map or globe. Our mapping resources are uniquely positioned to introduce map skills, engage students with classic National Geographic maps, and interact with cutting-edge mapping technology.
About Our Learning Framework
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