The National Geographic Society and Google Earth are teaming up to empower students to think about the world beyond their classrooms. The educational resources below are designed for the new web-based Google Earth and highlight a range of geographical concepts as well as some of National Geographic’s most exciting initiatives.
Join National Geographic Explorers in the field with these map-based stories.
Learn about the inevitable distortions that happen when turning a 3-D object into a 2-D surface.
Discover places around the world with Google Earth’s cool new feature.
Come up with your dream world tour and create a map that brings others along for the ride.
Build an informational tour of some of humanity's most famous buildings and structures.
Take a trip to Yosemite National Park and discover some of its most iconic landmarks.
Go on a hydrosphere scavenger hunt and learn more about our water-dependent world.
Explore the physical geography of some of America's most geologically diverse national parks.
Race around the globe in search of the Earth's rarest landforms.
Uncover global shipping networks using satellite imagery and a geographic lens.
Travel to cultural landmarks around the world and explore the surroundings using Street View.
Play a deductive reasoning game to determine a randomized mystery location.
Identify what makes a great location for a school and discuss what criteria are the most important.
Use GIS techniques to observe and discuss geographic patterns of earthquake occurrence.
Create maps that bring National Geographic articles to life.
Identify important landmarks in your community and discuss the protection of these sites.
Investigate the variety of energy sources and infrastructure in different countries.
Use spatial data and primary source documents to guide a discussion on Native American history.
Learn about what it takes to protect some of the planet's most biodiverse marine ecosystems.
Get a closer look at the seafloor and find the deepest point in the ocean by analyzing bathymetric maps.
Find your nearest coastline and learn about what the terrain is like below the water’s edge.
Use geographic data to predict the impact of rising sea levels.
Analyze the spatial trends of ocean pollution and discuss the consequences of marine debris.
Learn about the Out of Eden Walk project and our shared human story.
Use GIS techniques to estimate how far Out of Eden Walk’s Paul Salopek has traveled and how much further there is to go.
Analyze how physical geography has shaped historic and present-day migration routes.
Get an aerial and street level view of borders and boundaries that influence day-to-day life.
Trace the footsteps of our ancestors and predict what archaeological sites Paul might come across during his journey.
Learn what drives migration and tell a migration story from the perspective of a refugee.
Use Street View and a geographic lens to analyze and tell the story of a global city.
Tour one of the world's most biologically, culturally, and geographically diverse countries.
Explore demographic data from the world's second most populated country.
Join National Geographic Explorer, Krithi Karanth, on an aerial adventure.
Discover how leopards are adapting to the growing urban ecosystems of India.
Learn more about the three major biodiversity hot spots in India.
Use spatial data to find connections between the snow leopard's adaptations and habitat range.
Check out how teachers have used Google Earth and National Geographic content in their classrooms.
Sam Robinson uses Google Earth to empower his students to follow in the footsteps of National Geographic Explorers Sarah Parcak and Dan Buettner.
Lisa McClure and Jamie Mullins emphasize global awareness in their classrooms by exploring National Geographic’s Out of Eden Walk project in Google Earth.
Josh Williams’ students explore National Geographic’s Pristine Seas program and use Google Earth to analyze how places around the world have changed over time.
Ellie Reitz combines journaling, Google Earth, and National Geographic resources to help her students think critically about human-environment impacts.