12 Things We Learned This Week

What did you learn this week? Let us know in the comments or at education@ngs.org.

This week, we learned…

… how Frozen‘s Elsa helped a little girl with albinism. Is there nothing this movie cannot do?

 

… that Tim Peake literally ran circles around the competition when he completed the London Marathon … 249 miles above the Earth.

 

… there is a massive coral reef just chilling in the Amazon.

 

… schoolkids are crazy for Kahoot! (And so are their teachers.)

 

… what your city looks like when every store is mapped.
dc stores

 

… asking the public to help name a school can go terribly, terribly wrong. (Kanye West Elementary was the safest choice.)
young girl points to United States on map

 

… Palestinians are starting a seed bank in the birthplace of agriculture.

This West Bank onion crop might be part of the Palestine Heirloom Seed Library. Photograph by James L. Stanfield, National Geographic

This West Bank onion crop might be part of the Palestine Heirloom Seed Library.
Photograph by James L. Stanfield, National Geographic

 

… most high school seniors aren’t ready for college. But, those scores might not tell the whole story.

Photograph courtesy Alamy

Photograph courtesy Alamy

 

… New Orleans’ post-Katrina cuisine may be better than it was before. How is that even possible?!

Caribbean-inspired dishes are just one part of the new foodie culture of New Orleans, which also includes Israeli and Latino influences. Photograph by Kris Davidson, National Geographic

Caribbean-inspired dishes are just one part of the new foodie culture of New Orleans, which also includes Israeli and Latino influences.
Photograph by Kris Davidson, National Geographic

 

… how an English teacher uses the concept of “sacrifice zones” to help students understand connections between oppression in their home countries and in the U.S.

A Muslim child: do you see the differences from children in your region? Do you see the similarities?

A Muslim child: do you see the differences from children in your region? Do you see the similarities?

 

… why Freddie Mercury’s voice was so great, as explained by science.

 

… Nat Geo explorers aren’t the only ones who can go on long-distance hiking adventures!

Out of Africa

Starting at humankind’s birthplace in Ethiopia and ending at the southern tip of South America, National Geographic Fellow Paul Salopek is walking 21,000 miles. Learn more about the Out of Eden Walk, and follow Paul’s journey here.
Photograph by John Stanmeyer, National Geographic

 

What did you learn this week? Let us know in the comments or at education@ngs.org.

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