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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 decisionsToday'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 evidenceCase 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
American War Generals
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American War Generals

Use the resources on this page to engage students with activities and maps that relate to the areas of conflict that are discussed in the American War Generals film.

  • Best for: Grades 6+ (ages 11+)
  • Concepts: 1990's, 2000's, afghanistan, afghan war, american war generals, channel, cold war, decision making, desert storm, fall of siagon, generals, iran, maps, middle east, military, vietnam, vietnam war, war