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1830: Indian Removal Act
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This map and article detail the routes of the five southeastern tribes that were forced to leave their homelands in the Southeast and live in Indian Territory in what is now Oklahoma.

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National Geographic
Author:
Caryl-Sue, National Geographic Society
Date Added:
06/24/2019
Adaptations: Changes Through Time
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Students watch a video of a gliding lizard to examine characteristics that enable flight. They record in chart form characteristics and abilities of four pterosaurs to see how these animals adapted to survive over millions of years.

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Science
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Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Geographic
Author:
Jeanne Wallace-Weaver
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Adapting Under Pressure
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Students investigate conditions in the deepest parts of the ocean, make inferences about ocean creatures based on their physical characteristics, and design creatures that could survive in the Mariana Trench.

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Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Geographic
Author:
JASON Learning
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Adopt a Vacant Lot
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Students identify a need for renewal in their own community, conduct a field study, and make recommendations for renewal.

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National Geographic
Author:
National Geographic
Date Added:
06/24/2019
Affordable Energy for Our Future
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Students discuss affordable energy and create a working definition of the concept. They discuss factors that could affect future energy supplies, conduct research, and then debate the topic: Will there be enough affordable energy in the United States in the near future? They create a multimedia presentation to support their position.

Provider:
National Geographic
Author:
JASON Learning
Date Added:
06/24/2019
Africa's Struggle with AIDS
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This lesson is designed to help students understand the enormity of the impact of AIDS on the population of Africa, by comparing its effect there with its effect on the population of the world in general, and especially on that of the United States. After using maps to locate Africa on a world map , and individual sub-Saharan nations on a map of Africa students will examine charts and graphs to find and compare data about AIDS in Africa, the world, and the United States.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Geographic
Author:
National Geographic Society
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Alien Invasion: The Spread of Invasive Species in the United States
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Students investigate factors that limit the spread of invasive species in the United States. They compare the spread and limiting factors of three classes of invasive species - insects, plants, and aquatic invertebrates - through data sets from the National Atlas and readings on invasive species issues. This activity is part of "Investigating Your World With My World GIS," a set of activities designed for use with My World GIS software (which can be downloaded at www.natgeoed/myworldgis) to help students learn key content and practice spatial problem solving.

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Geographic
Author:
Betsy Youngman
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Analyze a Community Map
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Students make observations and gather information over several days or sessions. Then they summarize reasons why public services are located where they are.

Provider:
National Geographic
Author:
Anne Haywood
Date Added:
06/24/2019
Analyzing the Distribution of Vegetation Zones and Mountain Gorillas in Virunga National Park
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Students use a map to analyze and contrast variations in abiotic factors at three locations within Virunga National Park and explain how these factors influence the distribution of vegetation zones. Then students deduce the location that provides habitat for critically endangered mountain gorillas and think about why gorillas are not present in similar vegetation zones across the park.

Provider:
National Geographic
Author:
Alaxandra M. Silva
Date Added:
06/24/2019
Animal Adaptations in the Ocean
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Students review what animal adaptations are, identify marine animal adaptations in a photo gallery, and predict how types of adaptations vary with ocean habitats.

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National Geographic
Author:
National Geographic
Date Added:
06/24/2019
Animal Conservation Map
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This map displays animal species whose future depends on whether we take steps to conserve them, or not.

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National Geographic
Author:
Dr. Lucy Spelman
Date Added:
06/24/2019
The Arctic Region
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Students analyze a map of the North Polar region, test their knowledge of the Arctic, and brainstorm examples of the interconnectedness of life in this region with life around the world.

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Science
Biology
Life Science
Physical Science
21st Century Global Geography
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Activity/Lab
Provider:
National Geographic
Author:
National Geographic Education
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Artic Adaptations
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Students learn about behavioral and biological animal adaptations, watch a video about the Arctic, and research how specific animals have adapted to this harsh environment.

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English Language Arts
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Geographic
Author:
Naomi Friedman
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Availability of Fresh Water Activity
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Students explore how water moves above and below Earth's surface by using interactive computational models. Then they examine the supply and demand issues around their local water source(s), and they meet a hydrogeologist who introduces students to some of the issues around the sustainability of fresh water sources around the world.

Provider:
National Geographic
Author:
National Geographic
Date Added:
06/24/2019
Avalanches 101
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This video describes the causes and effects of avalanches. Supplemental discussion questions accompany the video.

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Science
Material Type:
Presentation
Provider:
National Geographic
Author:
National Geographic Education
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Backyard Bird Identifier: National Geographic
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This interactive tool assists identification of bird species. After students provide answers to four questions, the tool will sort through an online database and narrow the search to just a few species.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Interactive
Lesson
Provider:
National Geographic
Author:
National Geographic
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Beyond Borders
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The purpose of this unit is to help students use maps and understand borders and their impacts in Europe. It contains materials to help students use maps to think about how borders intersect physical and human geological features and how those intersections can lead to cooperation and/or conflict. There are 10 lessons in the unit.

Provider:
National Geographic
Author:
Shelley Sperry
Date Added:
06/24/2019
Bioluminescence: Living Light
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Students learn about bioluminescence and conduct an experiment to learn how animals use bioluminescence for camouflage.

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Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Geographic
Author:
Naomi Friedman
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Birds, Feathers, and Oil
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Students explore how birds are affected by spilled oil and how rescuers help them in a hands-on simulation. An online poster showing the layers of life in the Gulf of Mexico is included for reference. Assessment questions are also included.

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Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
National Geographic
Author:
National Geographic
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Build a Solar Eclipse Viewer
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Students use everyday items to build a solar eclipse viewer. They use it to examine the sun's corona and storms from the sun, such as solar flares and Coronal Mass Ejections (CMEs).

Provider:
National Geographic
Author:
National Geographic
Date Added:
06/24/2019
Building Circuits
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Students experiment with batteries, wires, bulbs, and switches to assemble series and parallel circuits and to test for conductivity in sample items.

Subject:
Physical Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Geographic
Author:
Kathleen Havens
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Butterfly Mission
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Students explore butterfly and moth life cycles. They will use the background information and the mission tasks to learn about caterpillars, moths, and butterflies, then identify and discuss examples of life cycles and butterfly and moth habitats in their neighborhood. Then students will go outside and take pictures that show the various stages of butterfly and moth life cycles. They can then share the photos they take with greatnatureproject.org or by using the mobile app from iNaturalist.org.

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Science
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Activity/Lab
Provider:
National Geographic
Author:
National Geographic Society
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Calculating Population Density
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In this lesson, students calculate population density in the United States and describe some of the patterns in the results.

Subject:
Math 3
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Geographic
Author:
National Geographic Society
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Can Global Warming Cause Global Cooling?
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Students will investigate how fast the Greenland ice sheet is melting and what the possible impacts of the change are. This activity is part of "Investigating Your World With My World GIS," a set of activities designed for use with My World GIS software (which can be downloaded at www.natgeoed/myworldgis) to help students learn key content and practice spatial problem solving.

Subject:
Earth Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Geographic
Author:
David Smith and Betsy Youngman
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Can We Feed the Growing Population?
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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.

Provider:
National Geographic
Author:
The Concord Consortium
Date Added:
06/24/2019
Cardinal Directions and Maps
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Students listen to a poem that uses cardinal directions. They use a compass rose to help describe locations of places on a world map.

Provider:
National Geographic
Author:
Anne Haywood
Date Added:
06/24/2019
Cats and Their Coats
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Students explore what lions, tigers, and leopards look like by viewing photographs of them in their native habitats. Students then analyze how and why their coats help them survive in their specific habitats. Finally, students create a drawing of a big cat's coat in its habitat.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Geographic
Author:
National Geographic
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Circuits With Friends
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Students explore electricity and the parts of a circuit by modeling, as a group, a "human" circuit.

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Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Geographic
Author:
Kathleen Havens
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Climate and Crop Growth
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Students explore climate graphs and an interactive computational model to discover the role of temperature and precipitation on the growth of crops. They examine how the extremes of precipitation (drought and flood) affect plant growth and they use maps of average precipitation and temperature to predict which area will be best suited for agricultural production.

Provider:
National Geographic
Author:
The Concord Consortium
Date Added:
06/24/2019
Combined Impacts
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Students make predictions about marine ecosystems based on combined impacts of anthropogenic and natural disturbances. They evaluate others' predictions and create concepts maps to identify cause and effect relationships.

Provider:
National Geographic
Author:
Nancee Hunter and Angela M. Cowan
Date Added:
06/24/2019
Community Map
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Students explore a map of a community. Students use the map to begin to learn spatial concepts such as identity, location, and symbols.

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National Geographic
Author:
Christina Riska Simmons
Date Added:
06/24/2019
A Community Migration Story
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Students conduct interviews to learn migration stories in their own communities. Students will describe push and pull factors for their community, conduct an interview of a person in the community who migrated, and identify differences between migration stories. A list of vocabulary words is provided.

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Social Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
National Geographic
Author:
National Geographic
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Comparing Historical Maps
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Students compare maps of Boston in 1775 and today and identify how humans have altered the landscape. They describe how changes in population affect the physical characteristics of a place.

Provider:
National Geographic
Author:
Anne Haywood
Date Added:
06/24/2019
Coral Reef Fish Survey Simluation
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Students watch a video and discuss coral reef fish surveying methods. Then they conduct a simulated Belt Transect (BLT) survey. Students calculate their data and make estimates of fish populations for a designated area of the classroom.

Provider:
National Geographic
Author:
Angela M. Cowan
Date Added:
06/24/2019
Coral Reef Succession
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Students use coral reef ecosystem case studies to explore the ecological principles of shifting baselines, natural and anthropogenic disturbance, succession, and sustainability.

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Biology
Earth Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Geographic
Author:
Angela M. Cowan
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Create a Weather Map
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Students draw pictures that symbolize different types of weather and then use information about current weather to make their own local weather map.

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Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
National Geographic
Author:
National Geographic Education
Date Added:
02/26/2019