What are the trophic relationships within a marine food web? Use our great activity to find out.

Marine Food Webs

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Some of the most endangered species in the U.S., like the the Hawaiian monk seal, rely on the Endangered Species Act for protection and conservation of their habitat. Keep up with USFWS Endangered Species!

Endangered Species Act Becomes Law

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Curious about #Kwanzaa? Use this great video resource from our pals from PBS LearningMedia and PBS Teachers to learn the ways people observe this festivity and trace back its roots to ancient African customs.

Kwanzaa | All About the Holidays

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Are you taking a holiday vacation? Blue whales are, too. Use our great map to help students navigate their journeys.

South for the Winter

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Save the plankton, breathe freely! In this classic activity, students calculate how many of the breaths they take each day come from phytoplankton.

Save the Plankton, Breathe Freely

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Explore the geography of Hanukkah with our great study guide!
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What blogs did you read in 2016? Politics, kid stuff, and ways to teach about it all.

What Did You Read in 2016?

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How whales got so big, why they went deep, and what barnacles have to do with it. Great science read—geography! geology! biology! Via The Atlantic
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Happy Birthday, Photo Ark! Gold star for you, Joel Sartore, Photographer. #ArcticCookieStar, to be exact.
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Celebrate the #ChristmasBirdCount by teaching your students how birds navigate!
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Did you know there is a rich mariachi tradition … in Serbia? via Roads and Kingdoms

11 Things We Learned This Week

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Teachers, the window's closing on your chance to join us on an expedition. Apply with National Geographic Education to be a Grosvenor Teacher Fellow: [ Nationalgeographic.org Link ]
Happy Kwanzaa! Created today in 1966 to build a sense of unity between diverse African American communities, Kwanzaa is celebrated over the course of seven nights, reflecting on seven principles and seven symbols with African roots.

First Kwanzaa Celebrated

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How did red and green become Christmas colors? via NPR
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Navigate some scary ghost stories and tales of the gories …
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Scary Stories

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Perfect for winter holidays—use our classic activity to examine the role of rituals.
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The first broadcast from space transmitted the now-famous images of “Earthrise,” the Earth rising over the moon’s horizon. Apollo 8 astronauts finished the broadcast, “And from the crew of Apollo 8, we close with good night, good luck, a Merry Christmas—and God bless all of you, all of you on the good Earth.” Atheists were not pleased.
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Apollo 8 Broadcasts Live from Space

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What is the religious geography of Jerusalem? Use our activity to help students learn about and create their own map of Jerusalem’s Old City.

Mapping Jerusalem's Old City

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Your cashmere sweater is destroying Mongolian grasslands. via NPR
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11 Things We Learned This Week

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Happy Hanukkah! Here are five great ways to learn a little about the Festival of Lights and the geography of Judaism!

Weekly Warm-Up: Hanukkah and the Geography of Judaism

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