National Geographic


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Santa Claus in Camp

An early depiction of St. Nick has him gifting the troops.

Taj Mahal

Photo. A "teardrop on the cheek of time."

Quarry on Easter Island

Photo. Rapa Nui sculptors made moai.

Underwater Photographer: Ryan McInnis

A profile of underwater photographer and filmmaker Ryan McInnis.

Naqada Pot

Photo. Vessel reveals clues about life in ancient Egypt.

Happy Birthday, Laura Ingalls Wilder

On February 7, 1867, American author Laura Ingalls was born in Pepin County, Wisconsin.

First Jazz Record Released

On February 26, 1917, the Original Dixieland Jass Band released the world’s first jazz record.

Happy Birthday, Rembrandt

On July 15, 1606, Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn was born in Leiden, Dutch Republic (now the Netherlands).

Uncle Sam Makes His Illustrated Debut

On March 13, 1852, Uncle Sam was featured as a cartoon character in the New York Lantern.

Godzilla Roars to Life

On November 3, 1954, Japan’s Toho Studios released the science fiction movie Godzilla.

The Walrus and the Carpenter

National Geographic photographs illustrate Lewis Carroll's "The Walrus and the Carpenter," and instructional material provides a guide through the poe...

Toy Story Released

On November 22, 1995, Toy Story, the first feature-length film created using computer-generated imagery, was released.

Metropolitan Opera House Opens

On September 16, 1966, the Metropolitan Opera opened in its new home, part of Lincoln Center in New York City, New York.


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

Appalachian Education

Since 1925, the John C. Campbell Folk School has helped educate students of all ages. 

The Spirit of Afghanistan: Tradition and Renewal through the Arts

The arts of Afghanistan tell the story of this country’s history of radical change. This article illustrates how the traditional craft of carpet...

The Duomo

Photo. The Florence Cathedral, birthplace of the Renaissance.


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Winter Landscape with Skaters

Hendrick Avercamp’s 1608 painting is a slice-of-life in the Dutch Golden Age.

Choreographer and Dancer: Kyle Abraham

2013 MacArthur Fellow Kyle Abraham derives inspiration from the urban fabric of his native Pittsburgh to create a unique and expressive style of dance...


See how Hawaii's native dance, hula, has become a source of identity and pride.

Cultural Richness

What activities or characteristics help define a culture?

Happy Birthday, James Michener

On February 3, 1907, American author James A. Michener was born in Doylestown, Pennsylvania.

Van Cliburn Triumphs in Moscow

On April 13, 1958, American pianist Van Cliburn warmed hearts during the Cold War when he won the International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow....