As part of National Geographic Education’s mission to improve geography education and increase geo-literacy, these professional development videos offer an in-depth look at progressive and effective classroom teaching strategies and content. Focusing on areas such as media literacy and implementation, geographic concepts, and meaningful integration of technology, National Geographic Education produces broadcast-quality pictures of practice to give teachers useful knowledge and ideas to improve their own educational practice.
View a photo gallery of a classroom teacher using the "Mapping the Classroom" activity with students in Grades preK and K.
View a photo gallery of a classroom teacher using the "Mapping Storybooks" activity with students in Grades preK and K.
Find out how one 7th grade social studies teacher utilizes the activity "Mapping the Migration of the Lost Boys" to help her students understand the challenges faced by the Lost Boys of Sudan.
Learn how to use video clips from the documentary God Grew Tired of Us to explore the concepts of culture and identity with middle school students through active viewing and classroom discussion.
Watch a video to learn how can you plan a schoolyard bioblitz for your school, class, or afterschool program. Hear from teachers, students, and volunteers on their experience of discovering biodiversity through a bioblitz organized in their suburban schoolyard.
In addition to a traditional curriculum, "Harbor High" offers students hands-on maritime experience.
Coastal Canadian school draws on First Nations heritage for innovative woodworking projects and community involvement.
Students use gardening and native plants to cultivate life in the Sonoran Desert.
Swiss 7th-graders are learning about research, citation, computer science, and the never-ending editorial process . . . by editing Wikipedia articles.
Students of all ages make connections between self, others, and the environment.
Students flip traditional definitions of school upside down as they help determine the topics they study.