Rotation describes the circular motion of an object around its center. There are different ways things can rotate.
On January 16, 378, a Maya king, Jaguar Paw, was killed in what is now Tikal, Guatemala. The conquering army did not destroy the Maya, however—it expanded the Maya sphere of influence to its greatest height.
Geographic History Article
On January 16, 1938, Carnegie Hall played host to one of its legendary jazz concerts, an integrated performance organized by clarinetist Benny Goodman.
Watch this brief, video picture of practice that captures everyday classroom life and provides real-life examples of how students learn and think about climate change topics.
Students listen to a poem that uses cardinal directions. They use a compass rose to help describe locations of places on a world map.
study of control systems in electronic and mechanical devices.
What is the geographic perspective?
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Encyclopedic entry. Food is one of the basic necessities of life. Food contains nutrients—substances essential for the growth, repair, and maintenance of body tissues and for the regulation of vital processes.
Read about how children first develop spatial concepts and relationships, and consider the opportunities for developing children's spatial-thinking abilities in your own educational practice.
On January 15, 2004, the NASA rover Spirit rolled onto the surface of Mars.
On January 15, 1929, Martin Luther King, Jr., was born in Atlanta, Georgia. King became the most important and influential civil rights leader in the United States.
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(Southern Christian Leadership Conference) civil rights group often associated with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Explore the origins of the domesticated cat.
Students make observations and gather information over several days or sessions. Then they summarize reasons why public services are located where they are.
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Students work in groups to make decisions about where to build settlements in hypothetical places. They consider site features and locational factors in the decision-making.
Profile of Dr. Ashley Murray, wastewater engineer and National Geographic Emerging Explorer.
Every one of the Titanic's engineers stayed at their post trying to save lives as the ship went down.
On January 14, 1967, the “Human Be-In” was held in San Francisco, California. The event drew more than 20,000 people and came to symbolize the youth movement of the 1960s.
On January 14, 1942, U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt issued Proclamation 2537.
extreme, urgent hopelessness and sadness.
Photo. Cetaceans sometimes take a look around.
An aquifer is an underground layer of water-bearing rock. Water-bearing rocks are permeable, meaning that they have openings that liquids and gases can pass through.
Students discuss what freshwater is and use maps to predict and identify places around the world where it is scarce. They read about the role of water use and consumption in the generation of electricity. Based on a scenario, they research and analyze the impact of a specific energy resource in a specific location on ...
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.
Tan Le is the founder of Emotiv Lifesciences and a 2013 National Geographic Emerging Explorer. She’s an innovator in the complex field of brain science, using transformative approaches that empower individuals to better understand their own brains.
On January 13, 1982, an airplane crashed into a bridge in Washington, D.C., then plunged into the Potomac River.
On January 13, 1888, the National Geographic Society was founded.
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Download, print, and assemble a tabletop map of Kansas.
Video. How can humans and chimpanzees use their smarts to improve their socieites?
Profile of Dereck and Beverly Joubert, conservationists, wildlife filmmakers, and National Geographic Explorers-in-Residence.
A moon is an object that orbits a planet or something else that is not a star
Through videos, students hear astronauts and deep-sea explorers describe what life is like in the extreme environments of space and the deep sea. Students create a digital story comparing and contrasting life in these two extreme environments.
vibration, or a fluctuation between two values.
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On January 12, 2010, an earthquake struck the Caribbean nation of Haiti. More than 100,000 people died and even more were left homeless.
On January 12, 1991, the U.S. Congress voted to allow military action against Iraq for its annexation of Kuwait.
Nobel Laureate Martin Chalfie and National Geographic Emerging Explorer Beth Shapiro discuss why only certain species survive.
Learn how the Maasai people in northeastern Tanzania are protecting their livestock and the big cats with the support of National Geographic grantee Dr. Laly Lichtenfeld.
Students analyze American news coverage of important political events of the early 1960s.
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popular name for the metallic chemical element chromium, with symbol Cr.
On January 11, 1908, U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt made the massive Grand Canyon in northwestern Arizona a national monument, declaring “You cannot improve upon it.”
On January 11, 1775, Francis Salvador, nicknamed the “Southern Paul Revere” and the first Jewish person elected to office in what would become the United States, took his seat in Charleston, South Carolina.
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person who creates and studies technology used in capturing, storing, checking and displaying data related to positions on the Earth's surface.
On January 10, 1863, the London Underground (also known as the "Tube") opened to passengers.
Students analyze maps of places from neighborhood to world and then create maps for the locations of their own homes at multiple scales.
On January 10, 49 BCE, General Julius Caesar crossed the Rubicon, a stream separating Rome from the province of Gaul. Crossing the Rubicon began a civil war that would end the Roman Republic.
This humanoid helps us study the brain.
Resources for Teaching the AP Human Geography Cities and Urban Land Use Topic
A geographic information system (GIS) is a computer system for capturing, storing, checking, and displaying data related to positions on Earth’s surface.
Photojournalist Brian Skerry talks about manatees.
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Article on the annual migration of the arctic tern.
condition of regions with a high number of natural resources experiencing low development and economic growth. Also called the paradox of plenty.
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BioBlitz 2012 took place in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado, and cataloged species from diverse ecosystems.
On January 9, 1909, a polar exploration team led by Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton reached the farthest point south ever traveled by humans.
On January 9, 1887, ranchers endured the worst day of the “Great Die-Up,” when almost an inch of snow fell every hour.
Students discuss types of migration and people who migrate. Then they brainstorm reasons for migrating.
El Nino is a climate pattern that describes the unusual warming of surface waters in the eastern Pacific Ocean.