What do Nat Geo Education readers read about?
- Politics! In this intensely political year, our readers relied on our study guides for controversial issues such as the Dakota Access Pipeline, the burkini ban in France, and North Korea’s nuclear program.
- Want to learn more? Stay current with our Current Event Connection column.
- Kid stuff! Fun ways to use pop culture were also popular posts. Let Finding Dory teach about the blue tang, and start a #PokeBlitz with Pokemon Go.
- Want to learn more about gaming as an educational strategy? Check out the Department of Education’s “Games for Learning” page.
- Strictly science! Astronomy, chemistry, biology, neuroscience, geology, genetics, botany, physics: We’ve got you covered.
- Want to learn more? Check out our encyclopedic entries on your favorite science topics.
- Oldies but goodies! Our readers recycled some classic posts, like news about a blue whale’s heart, a primer on the conflict in Syria, and the question of why the ocean is salty.
- Want to learn more? Use search and consult our archives to see what we have to offer.
- Really oldies but goodies! Our readers went waaay back with great archaeology and history study guides on topics like the world’s oldest dress, Chinese New Year, and the Iceman’s gut.
- Want to learn more about history? Check out our collection here!
- List o’ links! Our new Friday feature, “11 Things We Learned this Week”, gives a quick list of the week’s most intriguing reads, as well as supplementary material to help teach about them. It’s a great way to start the weekend, and here’s our most popular edition.
- Want to learn more? Look through the list.
- Warm-ups! Every Sunday, we have a run-down of popular subjects to teach this week or this month. Our most popular warm-ups focused on biodiversity, Sylvia Earle’s Hope Spots, and climate change.
- Want to get warmed up? Check out our archives.
- the Environment! Study guides on environmental topics were very popular with our readers, with subjects ranging from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, what to do about food waste and Beirut’s river of trash, to the mystery of fairy circles, the demise of banana clones, and the fuels that power the world.
- Want to learn more about environmental news? Keep current with this tag.
- Educators! Our biweekly educator spotlight series features inspiring activities and lessons that educators are implementing with their students that connect them to the world in bold and exciting ways. Some of our most popular Educator Spotlights focused on taking your class on virtual adventures, introducing maps to little kids, and exploring human geography outside the classroom.
- Weird and wonderful! Oddball information proved valuable to our readers, from the Bermuda Triangle’s “burps of death” to how Aboriginal songlines helped draw the map in Australia, to the shape of Barbie.
- What would you like to learn about next year? Let us know in the comments or at firstname.lastname@example.org!