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People and Wildlife in India
Idea
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People and Wildlife in India

Idea Set: People & Wildlife in India 

  • Best for: Grades 4-9 (ages 9-15)
  • Concepts: adaptation, biodiversity, central asia, human geography, india, leopards, population density, snow leopards
A Race Against Time
Video
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A Race Against Time

  David Letterman and Anil Raj, CEO of OMC, discuss the company's off grid solar power arrays in India that provide power to remote locations.

  • Best for: Grades 4-12 (ages 9-18)
  • Concepts: climate change, india, solar power, years of living dangerously
Periyar Nature Preserve
Article
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Periyar Nature Preserve

Video. Program turns poachers into park guides.

  • Best for: Grades 3+ (ages 8+)
  • Concepts: conservation, environment, india, poachers, tigers, tourism, trees, wild chronicles
Happy Diwali
Article
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Happy Diwali

Diwali is India's biggest and most important holiday of the year.

  • Best for: Grades 3-12 (ages 8-18)
  • Concepts: autumn, diaspora, diwali, festivals, hinduism, holidays, india
Lions of Gir
Article
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Lions of Gir

The survival of the only wild population of rare Asiatic lions hangs in the balance.

  • Best for: Grades 3+ (ages 8+)
  • Concepts: asiatic lions, endangered species, india, lions
Tigers in the Sundarbans
Article
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Tigers in the Sundarbans

Increasing human fatalities from tiger attacks lead villagers to try new tactics to outsmart the felines.

  • Best for: Grades 6-12 (ages 11-18)
  • Concepts: bengal tigers, deltas, endangered species, human conflict, india, national parks, tigers
Steve Winter: On the Trail of the Tiger
Article
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Steve Winter: On the Trail of the Tiger

Award-winning photographer Steve Winter documents the disappearance of Asian tigers in India, Sumatra, and Thailand.

  • Best for: Grades 9+ (ages 14+)
  • Concepts: big cats, india, ng live, photography, steve winter, sumatra, thailand, tigers
The Law for the Wolves
Article
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The Law for the Wolves

Rudyard Kipling's poem "The Law for the Wolves" is a canny analysis of the rights and responsibilities of an individual in a community.

  • Best for: Grades 9-12 (ages 14-18)
  • Concepts: animals, books, colonialism, india, jungles, language, law for the wolves, poetry, rudyard kipling, the second jungle book
Wolves at the Door
Article
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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
International Day of Non-Violence
Historic Article
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International Day of Non-Violence

On October 2, 2007, the United Nations first celebrated the International Day of Non-Violence.

  • Best for: Grades 6-12 (ages 11-18)
  • Concepts: civil rights, independence, mahatma gandhi, non-violence, philosophy, politics, protests, society
First World’s Parliament of Religions
Historic Article
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First World’s Parliament of Religions

On September 11, 1893, the first World’s Parliament of Religions was held in Chicago, Illinois. This is generally considered the first interfaith meeting between Eastern and Western spiritual leaders.

  • Best for: Grades 5-12 (ages 10-18)
  • Concepts: chicago, conferences, hinduism, india, religion, tolerance, vivekananda
Asians Expelled from Uganda
Historic Article
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Asians Expelled from Uganda

On August 7, 1972, Ugandan dictator Idi Amin demanded that Ugandans with Asian ancestry (about 60,000 people) leave the country within 90 days.

  • Best for: Grades 6-12 (ages 11-18)
  • Concepts: colonialism, dictators, ethnic cleansing, forced migration, idi amin, uganda
Da Gama Discovers a Sea Route to India
Historic Article
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Da Gama Discovers a Sea Route to India

On May 20, 1498, Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama became the first European to reach India by sailing around Africa, a major expedition in the Age of Exploration.

  • Best for: Grades 6-12 (ages 11-18)
  • Concepts: africa, atlantic ocean, expeditions, india, indian ocean, navigation, portugal, trade routes, vasco da gama
Happy Birthday, Richard Burton
Historic Article
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Happy Birthday, Richard Burton

On March 19, 1821, geographer, anthropologist, and explorer Richard Francis Burton was born in Torquay, Devon, England.

  • Best for: Grades 1-12 (ages 6-18)
  • Concepts: africa, arabia, england, explorers, india, molecules, travel, writers
Nationality
Photo
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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
Gandhi Arrested for Sedition
Historic Article
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Gandhi Arrested for Sedition

On March 10, 1922, Mohandas K. Gandhi was arrested on charges of sedition by British officials in Bombay (now Mumbai), India. 

  • Best for: Grades 6-12 (ages 11-18)
  • Concepts: colonialism, government, india, mahatma gandhi, prisoners, protests, united kingdom
Toxic Gas Leak in Bhopal
Historic Article
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Toxic Gas Leak in Bhopal

On December 3, 1984, almost 4,000 people died in Bhopal, India, after breathing toxic chemicals leaked from a pesticide plant.

  • Best for: Grades 6-12 (ages 11-18)
  • Concepts: bhopal india, health, industry, lawsuits, man-made disasters, pesticides, safety
Mother Teresa Dies
Historic Article
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Mother Teresa Dies

On September 5, 1997, Mother Teresa died in Calcutta (now Kolkota), India, at the age of 87. 

  • Best for: Grades 6-12 (ages 11-18)
  • Concepts: catholicism, charity, india, international organizations, poverty
Most Widely Viewed Solar Eclipse
Historic Article
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Most Widely Viewed Solar Eclipse

On August 11, 1999, the last total solar eclipse of the second millennium occurred.

  • Best for: Grades 6-12 (ages 11-18)
  • Concepts: earth, eclipses, europe, india, middle east, moon, north atlantic, physics, sun
Earth's Extremes
Article
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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
Artist: Raghava KK
Article
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Artist: Raghava KK

Raghava KK is a 2013 Emerging Explorer and a pioneer in the field of “participatory art.”

  • Best for: Grades 6+ (ages 11+)
  • Concepts: artists, education, emerging explorers, india, raghava kk, real-world geography, technology
India
Internal Resource
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India

Explore, customize, and download a 1-page black-and-white map of India.

  • Concepts: asia, continents, india, mapmaker 1-page maps, maps, political maps
Image
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1946 India and Burma

Published in April 1946—just a year before India and Pakistan gained their independence—this map of India and Burma details the numerous provinces of the region. Half of a two-map set, it accompanied the "Political Subdivisions of India" map.

  • Best for: Grades 6+ (ages 11+)
  • Concepts: india, myanmar (burma), pakistan, south asia
Image
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1933 Asia

This ambitious map of Asia was printed in December 1933 with the National Geographic article "Afghanistan Makes Haste Slowly." 

  • Best for: Grades 6+ (ages 11+)
  • Concepts: 20th century, afghanistan, asia, central asia, china, india, physical environment, russia