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Presidential Decision-Making: Helsinki Accords
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Presidential Decision-Making: Helsinki Accords

Students deconstruct President Gerald R. Ford’s decision to sign the Helsinki Accords with the Soviet Union and NATO allies in 1975. Through their deconstruction of this decision, students learn decision-making strategies that they can apply to other decisions.

  • Best for: Grades 9-12 (ages 14-18)
  • Concepts: borders, case studies, consequences, decision-making, geographic context, gerald r. ford, helsinki accords, helsinki agreement, helsinki final act, human rights, political context, presidential decision-making, stakeholders
Arctic Ocean
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EDUCATION

Arctic Ocean

Earth's smallest and least-explored ocean basin is in the geopolitical spotlight. Find out how with this fantastic 2009 National Geographic map, featuring insets with territorial claims, energy potential, and shipping significance. 

  • Best for: Grades 5+ (ages 10+)
  • Concepts: arctic, arctic ocean, climate change, energy, marine geology, oil drilling, shipping, territory
Teaching the C3 Framework: Chapter 12
Article
EDUCATION

Teaching the C3 Framework: Chapter 12

This chapter, written by the National Geographic Society, is excerpted from the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) bulletin "Teaching the C3 Framework: A Guide to Inquiry-Based Instruction in the Social Studies," published in Fall 2014.

  • Best for: Grades 6+ (ages 11+)
  • Concepts: beyond borders, borders, c3 framework, conflict, inquiry, rivers
Treaty of York
Historic Article
EDUCATION

Treaty of York

On September 25, 1237, British leaders established the boundary between England and Scotland, today one of the oldest existing borders in the world.

  • Best for: Grades 3-12 (ages 8-18)
  • Concepts: borders, england, political geography, scotland, united kingdom
Battle of the Ice
Historic Article
EDUCATION

Battle of the Ice

On April 5, 1242, Russian forces from the Republic of Novgorod repelled Catholic crusaders in the Battle of the Ice, fought on frozen Lake Peipus.

  • Best for: Grades 6-12 (ages 11-18)
  • Concepts: battle of the ice, borders, estonia, lake peipus, military, religion, russia
Bleeding Kansas
Historic Article
EDUCATION

Bleeding Kansas

On March 30, 1855, "Border Ruffians" from the pro-slavery state of Missouri illegally voted in the free territory of Kansas, electing a pro-slavery government.

  • Best for: Grades 5-11 (ages 10-17)
  • Concepts: bleeding kansas, border ruffians, crime, elections, kansas, missouri, voting
Gadsden Purchase Establishes US-Mexico Border
Historic Article
EDUCATION

Gadsden Purchase Establishes US-Mexico Border

On December 30, 1853, the United States and Mexico established their existing border with the completion of the Gadsden Purchase.

  • Best for: Grades 6-12 (ages 11-18)
  • Concepts: borders, mexico, real estate, territory, united states
Mason-Dixon Survey Completed
Historic Article
EDUCATION

Mason-Dixon Survey Completed

On October 18, 1767, the Mason-Dixon survey was completed.

  • Best for: Grades 6-12 (ages 11-18)
  • Concepts: borders, boundaries, maryland, mason-dixon line, pennsylvania, politics, survey
Paris Peace Conference Opens
Historic Article
EDUCATION

Paris Peace Conference Opens

On January 18, 1919, the Paris Peace Conference opened.

  • Best for: Grades 6-12 (ages 11-18)
  • Concepts: borders, conflict, europe, history, paris peace conference, peace, war, world war i
End of the Six-Day War
Historic Article
EDUCATION

End of the Six-Day War

On June 10, 1967, Israel and Syria agreed to a United Nations-brokered cease-fire, ending the Six-Day War. 

  • Best for: Grades 6-12 (ages 11-18)
  • Concepts: borders, egypt, israel, jordan, peace, six-day war, syria
International Court of Justice: West Bank Barrier Illegal
Historic Article
EDUCATION

International Court of Justice: West Bank Barrier Illegal

On July 9, 2004, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) issued an advisory opinion that Israel’s West Bank Barrier violates international law.

  • Best for: Grades 6-12 (ages 11-18)
  • Concepts: barriers, borders, conflict, international court of justice, israel, political geography, terrorism, west bank
Construction Begins on Berlin Wall
Historic Article
EDUCATION

Construction Begins on Berlin Wall

On August 13, 1961, the German Democratic Republic (East Germany) began construction of the Berlin Wall.

  • Best for: Grades 6-12 (ages 11-18)
  • Concepts: berlin, berlin wall , borders, boundaries, cities, cold war, conflict, migration, politics, soviet union
Beyond Borders
Unit
EDUCATION

Beyond Borders

Use this unit to explore European physical and cultural landscapes with your middle school students. This series of teacher-tested lessons will have your students use maps to think about how borders intersect physical and human geographical features, and how those intersections can lead to cooperati...

  • Best for: Grades 6-8 (ages 11-14)
  • Concepts: borders, case studies, conflict, cooperation, cultural features, europe, mapping, physical features
Anthropologist: Jason De Leon
Article
EDUCATION

Anthropologist: Jason De Leon

Jason De Leon is a 2013 Emerging Explorer who uses anthropology to document and study migration between Mexico and the United States.

  • Best for: Grades 5+ (ages 10+)
  • Concepts: anthropology, archaeology, borders, emerging explorers, immigration, jason de leon, mexico, real-world geography, united states
Afghanistan and Pakistan Ethnic Groups
Article
EDUCATION

Afghanistan and Pakistan Ethnic Groups

An ethnolinguistic map of showing different language and cultural groups across Afghanistan and Pakistan.

  • Concepts: afghanistan, borders, culture, languages, maps, pakistan
1924 North America
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EDUCATION

1924 North America

Published in National Geographic magazine in May 1924, this beautiful map of North America is colored to indicate elevation and ocean depth, and features boldly drawn state, provincial, and international boundaries. Inset maps of the Aleutian Islands and the eastern part of the West Indies complete ...

  • Best for: Grades 3+ (ages 8+)
  • Concepts: borders, canada, elevation, mexico, north america, united states
1918 Western Theatre Of War
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EDUCATION

1918 Western Theatre Of War

Printed in National Geographic magazine in May 1918, shortly before the end of World War I, this map shows the western theatre of war in France and Belgium. 

  • Best for: Grades 6+ (ages 11+)
  • Concepts: belgium, borders, france, germany, historical maps, world war i
Great Lakes
Photo
EDUCATION

Great Lakes

Satellite image: Great Lakes.

  • Concepts: borders, canada, great lakes, satellite imagery, united states
Arctic Seafloor
Photo
EDUCATION

Arctic Seafloor

Map: Bathymetric map of the Arctic.

  • Best for: Grades 5+ (ages 10+)
  • Concepts: arctic, arctic ocean, bathymetry, borders, continental shelves, seafloor
Energy Across Borders
Article
EDUCATION

Energy Across Borders

Watch this brief, video picture of practice that captures everyday classroom life and provides real-life examples of how students learn and think about energy topics.

  • Best for: Grades 3-8 (ages 8-14)
  • Concepts: borders, energy, energy resources, environmental literacy
U.S.-Mexico Border
Article
EDUCATION

U.S.-Mexico Border

The fence between the U.S. and Mexico is a political as well as physical border.

  • Best for: Grades 5+ (ages 10+)
  • Concepts: borders, california, conflict, current events, human geography, immigration, mexico, united states
international organization
Article
EDUCATION

international organization

Encyclopedic entry. An international organization is one that includes members from more than one nation. Some international organizations are very large, such as business corporations.

  • Best for: Grades 5+ (ages 10+)
  • Concepts: borders, communications, corporations, igos, industry, international organizations, ngos, nonprofit organizations
Durand Line
Photo
EDUCATION

Durand Line

Map of the border between Pakistan and Afghanistan.

  • Best for: Grades 5+ (ages 10+)
  • Concepts: afghanistan, borders, history, maps, pakistan
Photographer: Krista Schlyer
Article
EDUCATION

Photographer: Krista Schlyer

Krista Schlyer is a photographer with a passion for using her work to spread the message of wildlife conservation.

  • Best for: Grades 4+ (ages 9+)
  • Concepts: borders, conservation, deserts, endangered species, krista schlyer, photography, real-world geography, wildlife
zone
Article
EDUCATION

zone

A zone is an area separated from other areas in some artificial or natural manner.

  • Best for: Grades 3+ (ages 8+)
  • Concepts: area, borders, boundaries, regions, zones