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Check out these ideas for how your students can learn more about freshwater and how to conserve this precious resource.

One Strange Rock

Use these ideas to help students better understand the “strange rock” we live on and what makes it unique.

Be Like Jane: Observing, Conserving, and Communicating

Jane Goodall is a world-famous ethnologist and conservationist. Use these ideas to learn more about the contributions she made to science and those wh...

Teach Archaeology, Conservation, and Preservation at Home

Here are some ideas, based on academic standards, to support and extend your child’s learning as they experience the Church of the Holy Sepulchr...

Teach Archaeology, Conservation, and Preservation in the Classroom

Here are some ideas -- connected to select National Geography Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and the Geography Standards in the C3 Fram...

13 Days: President Kennedy and the Cuban Missile Crisis

Students investigate outcomes of the Cuban Missile Crisis by using primary documents and role-playing President Kennedy’s national security team...

People and Wildlife in India

India is home to endangered wildlife like the Asian elephant, tiger, and leopard and approximately 1.3 billion people. Use this set of ideas to e...

Our Human Story

Our Human Story Idea Set

Exploring Oceans

Google Earth Idea Set focusing on the Pristine Seas project.

Conducting Geographic Analysis

Google Earth Idea Set focusing on basic GIS techniques.

Getting Started With Google Earth

Google Earth makes a world of geographic information available to your students in a dynamic way over a web browser. Use these ideas to get familiar w...

School-Based Environmental Service Learning

Find ways to engage students in environmental service learning projects in the classroom or on school grounds.

Field-Based Environmental Service Learning

Find ways to engage students in environmental service learning projects in outdoor settings.

Play in a National Park

Get ideas for engaging activities to do with kids when visiting a national park or other green space.

National Park Resources

Learn about the U.S. National Park System.

Protect Your Parks

Learn about ways to get kids involved in protecting our national, state, and local parks.

Road Trip Boredom Busters

Get ideas for fun things to do on road trips.  

Celebrate Geography Awareness Week

This Geography Awareness Week, gather your friends, family, coworkers, and everyone in between to help you celebrate! Use these activity and event ide...

Using MapMaker Kits

Find ideas for classroom activities using mapping tools.

Summer Learning

Find ideas for getting kids involved in summer learning initiatives. Help them retain the knowledge they gained through the school year.

From Ally to Enemy: The American Perception of the Soviet Union from 1920 to 1950

Students analyze the changing perception of the Soviet Union in the eyes of American citizens from 1920 to 1950 by examining visual and written primar...


Get ideas for ways to celebrate the seasons around the world with your class.


Get ideas for opportunities to donate your time to worthy causes.

Get Real-Time Data

Get ideas for where to find real-time data.

Outdoor Family Fun

Get ideas for fun family activities you can do outdoors.