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Subject: Arts
Title: Metabolism of Urban Ecosystems     
Description: The purpose of this Science NetLinks lesson, the fourth of a sequence of five lessons, is to understand that most of the materials and energy used by a city come from outside the city boundaries. Students learn that the pathway of these materials through the city tends to be linear (as opposed to cyclic, as in natural ecosystems), and that flowpaths into the city are longer than flowpaths out.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 6,7,8



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Subject: Mathematics - Statistics - Social Studies - Economics - Social Studies - Geography
Title: Rich, Poor, or Somewhere in the Middle     
Description: This Xpeditions lesson offers students an opportunity to use economic and social indicators to identify the connection between a country's access to resources and its economic development. They learn how development is measured and examine basic statistical figures related to standard of living.
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: 6,7,8



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Subject: Social Studies - Economics - Social Studies - Geography
Title: Where Do Your Possessions Come From?     
Description: In this lesson, from Xpeditions, students learn about the activities involved in producing their own belongings and gain an understanding of and appreciation for the Earth's natural resources. In the process, they may become more conscious consumers.
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: 6,7,8



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Subject: Social Studies - Geography - Social Studies - United States History - Social Studies - World History
Title: Culture in the Cupboard     
Description: This Xpeditions lesson helps students identify some of the cultures new to their part of the world and to understand more about cultural diffusion. They analyze items found in each other's cupboards and closets to determine what the items reveal about the residents cultural heritage.
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: 6,7,8



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Subject: Science - Meteorology - Social Studies - Geography
Title: Spice World     
Description: In this Xpeditions student activity, students create a map showing the origins of the spices and herbs that help flavor their favorite dishes. Related activities for parents to do with their children are also found on this page.
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Social Studies
Title: Xpedition Hall     
Description: Built around the National Geography Standards, Xpedition Hall is a virtual museum that is filled with interactive exhibits designed to provoke reflection on how human beings shape and are shaped by the world in which we live. The Hall contains one exhibit for each of standard, and groups these exhibits into six galleries, which correspond to the standards six underlying '' elements.'' Students use can use an image or map of the Hall to navigate through the exhibits.
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Science - Meteorology - Social Studies - Geography
Title: Spice World     
Description: In this Xpeditions student activity, students create a map showing the origins of the spices and herbs that help flavor their favorite dishes. Related activities for parents to do with their children are also found on this page.
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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