Global citizenship seems like an abstract concept at first glance. But what does it really mean to be a global citizen? Global citizenship does not eliminate passports or borders, and it is not a legal status. However, according to a survey by the BBC news portal, 56% of people identify
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Talking about Climate Change: Three Teaching Ideas for Lower Levels
The previous blog about the climate change debate looked at teaching ideas for higher levels, focusing on a) the words we need to talk about climate change b) the way people feel about it and c) constructive ideas for dealing with it. In this post, I want to suggest activities
Voices: Life as Lived in China
Learn about the trip National Geographic photographers Ami Vitale and John Stanmeyer’s took to China, to record everyday life as part of the National Geographic Learning Life as Lived Photographic Expedition. The goal of the Life as Lived project is to commission content with which to illustrate the education materials
Developing Global Citizenship in Young Learners
We live in a world that has become an increasingly complex web of connections and interdependencies. Our young learners need to get ready to thrive in such a world to do so, tangible skills such as language proficiency are obviously critical to success. But language skills are just part of
We’re all different, we’re all the same!
In this month’s blog post, Katherine writes about the importance of creating a classroom which promotes equality and celebrates diversity. She explains what equality and diversity mean and why they are important in our context. She then shares a classroom activity to get children thinking about one aspect of diversity,
Capturing Culture in your Classroom
Music, food, language, dance, stories and decorations. These are just a few of the ways that people express their cultural heritage. As a photographer, one of the most exciting parts of my work is discovering and photographing different cultural traditions around the world. When I visit a new place, I
Interview: Gabby Salazar on Inspiring Environmental Responsibility in the YL Classroom through Photography
Listen to Gabby Salazar talk in more detail about how to inspire environmental responsibility in the YL classroom through photography! Have you read Gabby’s article on the subject?
Inspiring Environmental Responsibility in the Young Learner Classroom with Photography
When I was 11 years old, my father gave me my first camera and took me to a friend’s backyard garden to photograph birds. Sitting in a small shelter with my eye pressed against the camera’s viewfinder, I watched as bright red cardinals and brilliantly colored blue jays landed on
Introducing National Geographic Learning: In Focus!
We’re very excited to introduce National Geographic Learning’s new blog for teachers and learners of English, In Focus. Here at In Focus, we’ll explore ideas and topics that relate to our core values of English language teaching: developing global citizens, preparing students to be 21st century learners, motivating learners through engaging