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GeoStories combine interactive maps, media, and narrative. This collection contains all GeoStories from NG Education.

GeoStory by Ben Kessler
What are GeoStories GeoStories are interactive slideshows that combine dynamic maps, pictures, video, and captions to take viewers on tours of places and topics. The GeoStories Publishing Platform is used by educators, organizations, and journalists to embed place-based multimedia stories in their websites and apps. The format applies National Geographic's lens of media, maps and narrative to inspire and inform people about the world. Learn more about adding GeoStories to your website at GeoStories.org.

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Living with Climate Change
Interactive
EDUCATION

Living with Climate Change

In this GeoStory, you will explore how people are confronting the challenges of climate change through individual choices, community involvement, and political action.

  • Best for: Grades 4-10 (ages 9-16)
  • Concepts: activism, climate change, environment
Scary Stories
Interactive
EDUCATION

Scary Stories

Read the book, watch the movie . . . and keep the lights on

  • Best for: Grades 6+ (ages 11+)
  • Concepts: booklists, movies, myths, stories, united states
Navigate the Peace Corps
Interactive
EDUCATION

Navigate the Peace Corps

Learn more about the 'Toughest Job You'll Ever Love.'

  • Best for: Grades 7-12 (ages 12-18)
  • Concepts: government, international organizations, peace corps, united states
From Porcupettes to Pullets
Article
EDUCATION

From Porcupettes to Pullets

From fawns to fry, eyases to ephyra, use this GeoStory to travel the world of adorable animal babies.

  • Best for: Grades 2-8 (ages 7-14)
  • Concepts: animals, baby animals, nicknames
The Walrus and the Carpenter
Article
EDUCATION

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 poem's literary devices.

  • Best for: Grades 7+ (ages 12+)
  • Concepts: geostories, lewis carroll, literature, poetry, primary sources
A President and His Assassin
Article
EDUCATION

A President and His Assassin

GeoStory. Follow us as we track President John F. Kennedy and Lee Harvey Oswald, tracing their movements and their individual and personal histories as they lead up to the day that brought them together.

  • Concepts: cold war, cuban missile crisis, historical account, history, perspective, social studies, soviet union, united states of america
Tracking Animal Migrations
Article
EDUCATION

Tracking Animal Migrations

Animal tracking data is being used to address environmental challenges such as climate and land-use changes, biodiversity loss, invasive species, and the spread of infectious diseases.

  • Best for: Grades 4+ (ages 9+)
  • Concepts: albatross, animal migration, conservation, eagles, geese, geostories, hawks, migration, threatened species, tortoises, tracking, vultures
Earth's Extremes
Article
EDUCATION

Earth's Extremes

Follow this GeoStory to learn about Earth's extremes, from highest and lowest, to hottest and coldest!

  • Best for: Grades 5-10 (ages 10-16)
  • Concepts: deserts, earth, extreme environments, geology, geostories, lakes, measurement, mountains, rivers, tectonic activity
Participatory Mapping in the Caribbean
Article
EDUCATION

Participatory Mapping in the Caribbean

Explore the Caribbean’s Grenadine island chain through the work of cartographer and participatory mapping advocate Alison DeGraff.

  • Best for: Grades 4+ (ages 9+)
  • Concepts: caribbean, geostories, grenada, heritage, islands, marine ecosystems, participatory mapping, st. vincent and the grenadines
American Wetlands
Article
EDUCATION

American Wetlands

Celebrate with a wade through states, territories, and commonwealths.

  • Concepts: biodiversity, bogs, ecosystems, geostories, habitats, lakes, marshes, ocean, ponds, rivers, streams, swamps, tides, united states, wetlands
Public Transportation
Article
EDUCATION

Public Transportation

GeoStory. Visit a few public transportation systems around the world, including buses, ferries, trains, and metros.

  • Concepts: buses, ferries, public transportation, subways, trains, urban areas
Citizen Scientists Across the U.S.
Article
EDUCATION

Citizen Scientists Across the U.S.

Meet citizen scientists volunteering their time to participate in science projects around the United States.

  • Best for: Grades 5+ (ages 10+)
  • Concepts: citizen science, geostories, volunteering
The '80s: The Decade that Made Us
Article
EDUCATION

The '80s: The Decade that Made Us

GeoStory. Relieve the political, environmental, and pop cultural moments that made the 1980s an important time in U.S. history.

  • Best for: Grades 8+ (ages 13+)
  • Concepts: american history, berlin wall , chernobyl, cold war, communism, geostories, history, iran-contra affair , iran hostage crisis , national geographic channel, oil spills, ozone, reagan , soviet union, starbucks , the 80s, the cosby show, united states
The Geography of Jazz
Article
EDUCATION

The Geography of Jazz

Follow us, as we track the geography of jazz. As jazz trombonist J. J. Johnson said, "Jazz is restless. It won't stay put and it never will."

  • Best for: Grades 5+ (ages 10+)
  • Concepts: african americans, american culture, diaspora, geostories, human migration, jazz, music, musicians, united states
A Rocky Mountain BioBlitz
Article
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A Rocky Mountain BioBlitz

BioBlitz 2012 took place in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado, and cataloged species from diverse ecosystems.

  • Best for: Grades 4+ (ages 9+)
  • Concepts: adaptation, animals, bioblitz, biodiversity, citizen science, colorado, geostories, mountains, national parks, plants
The ABCs of MPAs
Article
EDUCATION

The ABCs of MPAs

Rhyme your way through ecosystems of marine protected areas.

  • Best for: Grades 3+ (ages 8+)
  • Concepts: ecosystems, geostories, marine protected areas (mpas), ocean, poems
Ocean Exploration: Geostory
Article
EDUCATION

Ocean Exploration: Geostory

Geo-Story. These featured events just skim the surface of ocean exploration—and there's still more to explore!

  • Best for: Grades 5+ (ages 10+)
  • Concepts: discovery, engineering, exploration, explorers, field work, geostories, history, ocean
Voyages Across the Ocean
Article
EDUCATION

Voyages Across the Ocean

Human interest in learning about the world has inspired centuries of expeditions across the ocean. Learn about some of them here.

  • Best for: Grades 6-12 (ages 11-18)
  • Concepts: circumnavigation, exploration, explorers, geography, geostories, history, maritime trade, ocean, voyages
Emerging Explorers
Article
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Emerging Explorers

Emerging Explorers are adventurers, scientists, innovators, and storytellers recognized by National Geographic for their visionary work while still early in their careers. Read more about the 2012 Emerging Explorers here!

  • Best for: Grades 5+ (ages 10+)
  • Concepts: anthropology, archaeology, conservation, ecology, emerging explorers, environment, geography, geostories, maps, technology
Port Cities
Article
EDUCATION

Port Cities

Geo-Story. Busy urban areas help exchange goods and services.

  • Best for: Grades 2+ (ages 7+)
  • Concepts: cargo, cities, geostories, lakes, ocean, ports, rivers, shipping, trade, transportation
Geography on the Job
Article
EDUCATION

Geography on the Job

Explore professionals around the world with just one thing in common: geography. From doctors to shipping experts, teachers to traffic consultants, they all use geography in their jobs.

  • Best for: Grades 5+ (ages 10+)
  • Concepts: careers, communities, culture, geography, geostories, gis, maps, spatial analysis
Hominin History
Article
EDUCATION

Hominin History

Fossilized remains of extinct hominin species have been found in parts of Africa, Europe, and Asia, many dating back millions of years.

  • Best for: Grades 9+ (ages 14+)
  • Concepts: africa, ancestry, anthropology, archaeology, evolution, extinction, fossils, geostories, hominins, maps, paleontology