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Through the Lens of Adventure
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Through the Lens of Adventure

Energetic, enthusiastic, and enormously talented, adventure and environmental photographer and filmmaker KEITH LADZINSKI follows the trail of adventure, climbing and filming spires in Antarctica, karsts in China, and a wild jungle tower in French Polynesia. His footage captures the beauty and wonder...

  • Best for: All
  • Concepts: adventure, antarctica, china, climate change, climbing, conservation, environment, environmental photographer, exploration, family, french polynesia, geography, geology, keith ladzinski, kids, national parks, photography, student matinees, students
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Total Exposure
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Total Exposure

Energetic, enthusiastic, and enormously talented, adventure and environmental photographer and filmmaker KEITH LADZINSKI follows the trail of adventure, climbing and filming spires in Antarctica, karsts in China, and a wild jungle tower in French Polynesia. His footage captures the beauty and wonder...

  • Best for: All
  • Concepts: adventure, antarctica, china, climate change, climbing, environment, environmental photographer, french polynesia, geology, keith ladzinski, national parks, photography, sports photography
Uprising
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Uprising

Sigourney Weaver speaks with Barbara Finamore, Asia Director and Senior Attorney at the Natural Resources Defense Council, and engineer C.T. Wan, managing director of the Hongkong Electric Company, about coal consumption in China and the transition toward renewable energy.

  • Best for: Grades 4-12 (ages 9-18)
  • Concepts: china, coal, hong kong, solar power, years of living dangerously
Gung Hay Fat Choy!
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Gung Hay Fat Choy!

Learn a little about the festivities, food, calendars, and colors of Chinese New Year.

  • Best for: Grades 3-12 (ages 8-18)
  • Concepts: china, chinese new year, culture, festivals, food, holidays, symbols
Ami Vitale: Rhinos, Rickshaws, and Revolutions
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Ami Vitale: Rhinos, Rickshaws, and Revolutions

Use this collection of resources to engage students before and after a National Geographic student matinee.

  • Best for: Grades 5-12 (ages 10-18)
  • Concepts: africa, ami vitale, animals, biology, character education, china, conservation, geography, guinea-bissau, ng live, role models, student matinees
2003 Mount Everest 50th Anniversary 3-D Map
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2003 Mount Everest 50th Anniversary 3-D Map

This digital model of Mount Everest was created from infrared images taken by a space shuttle and stereophotographs taken from a jet aircraft.

  • Best for: Grades 5+ (ages 10+)
  • Concepts: asia, mount everest, nepal, satellite imagery, tibet
China’s Giant Pandas
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China’s Giant Pandas

Giant pandas are one of the rarest species on the planet. Once ranging for thousands of kilometers, fewer than 1,850 wild pandas remain today.

  • Best for: Grades 3-8 (ages 8-14)
  • Concepts: animals, china, destination wild, endangered species, forests, giant pandas
Training Pandas to be Wild
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Training Pandas to be Wild

Tao Tao, a giant panda cub, is undergoing a process called "wild training" in preparation for his release into the wild.

  • Best for: Grades 3-12 (ages 8-18)
  • Concepts: biologists, captive breeding, destination wild, experiments, pandas, predators, wildlife
Two Chinas
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Two Chinas

On December 8, 1949, the government of the Republic of China moved its capital to the island of Taiwan, signaling a communist victory in China’s Civil War and beginning the “Two Chinas” issue.

  • Best for: Grades 7-12 (ages 12-18)
  • Concepts: china, diplomacy, government, politics, taiwan
Destination Wild
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Destination Wild

Go on the adventure of a lifetime each Sunday night with Nat Geo WILD's Destination Wild. Use the resources on this page to watch video clips from the series and further explore unique places, environments, and animals around the world.

  • Best for: Grades 4-12 (ages 9-18)
  • Concepts: animals, austraila, china, congo, namibia, national geographic channel
Meet a VIP (a Very Important Panda)
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Meet a VIP (a Very Important Panda)

Learn about China's giant panda conservation efforts, and meet a panda along with elementary school students in China.

  • Best for: Grades 3+ (ages 8+)
  • Concepts: china, conservation, destination wild, nat geo wild, pandas
Wolves at the Door
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Wolves at the Door

"All stories are about wolves. All worth repeating, that is," according to novelist Margaret Atwood. Find out more about the role of wolves in myths and legends around the world.

  • Best for: Grades 8-12 (ages 13-18)
  • Concepts: archetypes, fairy tales, folklore, myths, stories, wolves
Cultural Revolution in China
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Cultural Revolution in China

On August 13, 1966, China officially launched the “Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution,” a violent political campaign that devastated Chinese society for more than a decade.

  • Best for: Grades 7-12 (ages 12-18)
  • Concepts: china, cultural revolution, culture, mao zedong, politics, red guards
Supernova 1054
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Supernova 1054

On July 4, 1054, a supernova was observed by astronomers and stargazers across the Northern Hemisphere, and possibly Australia. Its remnant, the Crab Nebula, is among the most-studied objects outside our Solar System.

  • Best for: Grades 3-12 (ages 8-18)
  • Concepts: astronomy, crab nebula, pulsars, sn 1054, stars, supernovae
Boxer Rebellion
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Boxer Rebellion

On June 21, 1900, the Empress Dowager Cixi declared war on a Western-led alliance, taking the Boxer Rebellion to its height. The rebellion was crushed a year later.

  • Best for: Grades 6-12 (ages 11-18)
  • Concepts: boxer rebellion, china, empires, imperialism, western culture
Oldest Printed Book Published
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Oldest Printed Book Published

On May 11, 868, publishers in China printed the Diamond Sutra, today the oldest surviving dated, printed book.

  • Best for: Grades 6-12 (ages 11-18)
  • Concepts: books, buddhism, china, diamond sutra, manuscripts
Nationality
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Nationality

Photo: People walk in a protest, led by a man wearing a face mask that says "Stop Killing in Tibet."

  • Concepts: china, nationality, protests, tibet
Nixon in China
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Nixon in China

On February 21, 1972, President Richard Nixon arrived in Beijing, China, for an historic summit meeting with Chinese leaders.

  • Best for: Grades 3-12 (ages 8-18)
  • Concepts: china, diplomacy, politics, richard nixon, united states
Last Emperor of China Abdicates
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Last Emperor of China Abdicates

On February 12, 1912, the last emperor of China abdicated his throne, ending more than 2,000 years of imperial government.

  • Best for: Grades 3-12 (ages 8-18)
  • Concepts: abdication, china, conflict, empires, government, pu yi
Song Dynasty Established in China
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Song Dynasty Established in China

On February 4, 960, Zhao Kuangyin became Taizu, the first emperor of the Song Dynasty, which ruled China for more than 300 years.

  • Best for: Grades 5-12 (ages 10-18)
  • Concepts: cartography, china, government, military, song dynasty
First Meeting of the Security Council
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First Meeting of the Security Council

On January 17, 1946, the United Nations Security Council held its first session.

  • Best for: Grades 6-12 (ages 11-18)
  • Concepts: conflict, peace, united nations
China Launches Three Gorges Dam Project
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China Launches Three Gorges Dam Project

On November 8, 1997, engineers diverted the Yangtze River to make way for the Three Gorges Dam in Hubei Province, China.

  • Best for: Grades 6-12 (ages 11-18)
  • Concepts: china, dams, electricity, environment, forced migration, infrastructure, power plants, three gorges dam, yangtze river
End of First Sino-Japanese War
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End of First Sino-Japanese War

On April 17, 1895, the Treaty of Shimonoseki was signed by China and Japan, putting an end to the First Sino-Japanese War. 

  • Best for: Grades 6-12 (ages 11-18)
  • Concepts: china, government, japan, korea, nations, peace, treaties, war
First Successful Summit of Mount Everest
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First Successful Summit of Mount Everest

On May 29 1953, New Zealander Sir Edmund Hillary and Nepalese Sherpa Tenzing Norgay became the first mountaineers to reach the summit of Mount Everest, Nepal. 

  • Best for: Grades 6-12 (ages 11-18)
  • Concepts: himalaya mountains, mountaineering, mount everest