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Ashaninka tribesmen looking at photos with westerners in Cutivireni, Peru.

Photograph by Richard Olsenius, National Geographic

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Preparing students for 21st century decisions

Today's students are the next generation of decision-makers and caretakers of our Earth. They need to develop a depth of understanding about the reasoning behind and implications of human actions, and the consequences for our world.

To prepare for this kind of decision-making, students need to:

- Critically evaluate information they are consuming
- Ask questions, parse out issues, and identify problems
- Recognize and analyze information from different perspectives
- Have a general understanding of the state of the world
- Form arguments from evidence

Case studies anchored in real world issues enable students to focus on deconstructing the decision-making process. Students analyze an already determined decision through multiple stakeholders' perspectives. They examine the influence, complexity, and interconnection of relationships that occur during this process.


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Brain Games
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Brain Games

Educator resources on the brain, behavior, and decision making to accompany the Brain Games series from the National Geographic Channel.

  • Best for: Grades 6+ (ages 11+)
  • Concepts: behavior, brain, brain, brain games, decision making, national geographic channel
Human Footprint Education
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Human Footprint Education

Find multimedia activities, interactives, and an interactive map on our human footprint.

  • Best for: Grades 6-12 (ages 11-18)
  • Concepts: carbon footprint, consumption, decision making, human footprint, national geographic channel, pollution, population density, recycling, sustainability, water use