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Governance and development funding supports infrastructure in Afghanistan. This includes establishing medical clinics and courtrooms, as well as building roads and schools, such as this one in Bamyan Province.

Photograph by Ken Scar, My Shot

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Coral Champion
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Coral Champion

Growing up with the beach as a backyard, marine ecologist and photographer CLARE FIESELER witnessed firsthand the devastating effects of pollution on the beaches of the Jersey Shore. The subsequent environmental success of local ocean conservation efforts inspired her to take on today’s toughe...

  • Best for: All
  • Concepts: clare fieseler, conservation, coral, coral, coral conservation, ecology, education, environment, exploration, family, jersey shore, kids, marine ecology, marine ecosystems, new jersey, ocean, oceans, pollution, science, seas, seas, stem, stem careers, student matinees, students, technology, underwater, women, young explorers
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The Gender Issue
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The Gender Issue

Photographers STEPHANIE SINCLAIR and PETE MULLER have spent years documenting the ways societies view and treat girls and boys. In this discussion, led by National Geographic magazine Editor-in-Chief SUSAN GOLDBERG, Stephanie and Pete will explore and compare global attitudes toward the sexes. An...

  • Best for: All
  • Concepts: beauty, child bride, child marriage, culture, feminism, gender, gender, identity, masculinity, men, pete muller, photography, sexes, sexism, stephanie sinclair, the gender issue, transgender, women, women of vision
Ocean Explorers
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Ocean Explorers

Dive in with some of the best and brightest of National Geographic! Join deep-sea submersible pilot ERIKA BERGMAN and world-renowned oceanographer and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence DR. SYLVIA EARLE to explore ocean depths. Students will learn how ocean scientists and explorers discover n...

  • Best for: All
  • Concepts: biodiversity, deep sea, ecology, education, engineering, erika bergman, marine ecosystems, mission blue, national oceanic and atmospheric administration (noaa), ocean, oceanographers, oceans, science, seas, seas, stem, stem education, student matinees, students, submarines, sylvia earle, underwater, women
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Salem Witch Trials
Interactive
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Salem Witch Trials

Can you survive Salem's witchcraft hysteria?

  • Best for: Grades 5-11 (ages 10-17)
  • Concepts: american history, mysteries of the unseen world, salem, salem witch trials , trials, witches, witch hunts, women
Creating Social Change in the Peruvian Amazon
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Creating Social Change in the Peruvian Amazon

In the Loreto region of Peru's Amazon River basin, the Minga Peru organization empowers women to become community leaders.

  • Best for: Grades 9-12 (ages 14-18)
  • Concepts: amazon, amazon basin, indigenous peoples, minga peru, peru, poverty, rural areas, women
Happy Birthday, Mary Anning
Historic Article
EDUCATION

Happy Birthday, Mary Anning

On May 21, 1799, the “princess of paleontology,” Mary Anning, was born in Lyme Regis, Dorset, England.

  • Best for: Grades 3-12 (ages 8-18)
  • Concepts: dinosaurs, england, fossils, mary anning, paleontology, pterosaurs, women
Happy Birthday, Madam C.J. Walker
Historic Article
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Happy Birthday, Madam C.J. Walker

On December 23, 1867, Sarah Breedlove, better known as Madam C.J. Walker, was born in Delta, Louisiana. Walker became the first woman self-made millionaire in the United States.

  • Best for: Grades 5-11 (ages 10-17)
  • Concepts: african americans, business, cosmetics, entrepreneurs, madam c.j. walker, marketing, women
Happy Birthday, Ada Lovelace
Historic Article
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Happy Birthday, Ada Lovelace

On December 10, 1815, Ada Lovelace, the world’s “first computer programmer,” was born in London, England.

  • Best for: Grades 4-12 (ages 9-18)
  • Concepts: ada lovelace, coding, computer programming, computer science, engineering, math, women
World Toilet Day
Historic Article
EDUCATION

World Toilet Day

On November 19, 2001, the world recognized World Toilet Day to draw attention to the need for sanitation around the world.

  • Best for: Grades 3-12 (ages 8-18)
  • Concepts: diseases, engineering, health, sanitation, toilets, world toilet day
Day of 7 Billion
Historic Article
EDUCATION

Day of 7 Billion

On October 31, 2011, the United Nations recognized the “Day of 7 Billion,” as the world’s population skyrocketed to a record number.

  • Best for: Grades 4-12 (ages 9-18)
  • Concepts: food, health, human population, population 7 billion, poverty, united nations, urbanization, women
Happy Birthday, Eleanor Roosevelt!
Historic Article
EDUCATION

Happy Birthday, Eleanor Roosevelt!

On October 11, 1884, the future “First Lady of the World,” Eleanor Roosevelt, was born in New York City, New York.

  • Best for: Grades 5-11 (ages 10-17)
  • Concepts: civil rights, eleanor roosevelt, first ladies, politicians, teachers, women
Title IX
Historic Article
EDUCATION

Title IX

On June 23, 1972, Title IX of the Civil Rights Act went into effect, prohibiting discrimination in all educational programs receiving federal funding.

  • Best for: Grades 4-12 (ages 9-18)
  • Concepts: civil rights, education, laws, medium earth orbit (meo), sports, women
Equal Pay Act of 1963
Historic Article
EDUCATION

Equal Pay Act of 1963

On June 10, 1963, the Equal Pay Act was signed into law by President John F. Kennedy. The act outlawed paying men and women different wages for the same work.

  • Best for: Grades 5-11 (ages 10-17)
  • Concepts: civil rights, equal pay act, laws, women
Thousands March for Woman Suffrage
Historic Article
EDUCATION

Thousands March for Woman Suffrage

On March 3, 1913, thousands of people marched from the Capitol in Washington, D.C., to support woman suffrage in the United States.

  • Best for: Grades 3-11 (ages 8-17)
  • Concepts: civil rights, conflict, parades, voting rights, washington d.c., woman suffrage
The Taliban, Women, and Human Rights
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EDUCATION

The Taliban, Women, and Human Rights

This article provides an overview of the role and rights of women in Afghanistan.

  • Best for: Grades 7+ (ages 12+)
  • Concepts: afghanistan, cultures, human rights, taliban, women
Happy Birthday, Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Historic Article
EDUCATION

Happy Birthday, Elizabeth Cady Stanton

On November 12, 1815, civil rights activist Elizabeth Cady Stanton was born in Johnstown, New York.

  • Best for: Grades 6-12 (ages 11-18)
  • Concepts: civil rights, elizabeth cady stanton, feminism, seneca falls, woman suffrage
Women Gain Full Suffrage in New Zealand
Historic Article
EDUCATION

Women Gain Full Suffrage in New Zealand

  • Best for: Grades 6-12 (ages 11-18)
  • Concepts: civil rights, elections, feminism, new zealand, politics, voting, woman suffrage
Woman Flies Across English Channel
Historic Article
EDUCATION

Woman Flies Across English Channel

On April 16, 1912, American aviator Harriet Quimby became the first female pilot to fly across the English Channel. 

  • Best for: Grades 6-12 (ages 11-18)
  • Concepts: aviation, english channel, navigation, pilots, women
Mary Seacole
Article
EDUCATION

Mary Seacole

Mary Seacole was a businesswoman, world traveler, popular author, and heroine of the Crimean War. Why haven't you heard of her?

  • Best for: Grades 6+ (ages 11+)
  • Concepts: 19th century, african americans, crimean war, great britain, health, history, jamaica, mary seacole, nurses, war, women
Gender Roles in Jewish and Muslim Cultures
Activity
EDUCATION

Gender Roles in Jewish and Muslim Cultures

Students examine the concepts of gender roles, cultural convergence, and cultural divergence in the context of Jewish and Muslim religious cultures.

  • Best for: Grades 7+ (ages 12+)
  • Concepts: culture, gender, identity, islam, israel, jerusalem, judaism, muslim, norms, questioning skills, religion, traditions, women
Egyptian Revolution
Photo
EDUCATION

Egyptian Revolution

Photo of women dancing in a public square.

  • Concepts: arab spring, cairo, egypt, folk dancing, politics, public space, women
Dutch Dollhouse
Article
EDUCATION

Dutch Dollhouse

A dollhouse offers clues about life in 17th century Holland.

  • Concepts: 17th century, amsterdam, netherlands, class, dollhouses, women
Women's Lib
Article
EDUCATION

Women's Lib

What's "women's lib"?

  • Best for: Grades 12+ (ages 17+)
  • Concepts: 1970s, civil rights, colleges and universities, feminism, history, united states, women
North Korean Military
Photo
EDUCATION

North Korean Military

Photo of goose-stepping North Korean soldiers in a military parade.

  • Concepts: military, north korea, parades