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Subject: Science - Biological and Life Sciences - Social Studies - Geography
Title: Two Threats to African Wildlife     
Description: In this Xpeditions lesson, students investigate two of the most serious threats to African wildlife today: habitat destruction and hunting/poaching. They determine which problem should be addressed first or whether they must both be addressed simultaneously. This lesson is based on the National Geographic news article titled Africa Explorer Takes Off on Yearlong Aerial Survey.
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



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Subject: Social Studies - Geography
Title: Human Migration: The Story of a Community's Culture     
Description: In this Xpeditions lesson, students come to understand key concepts of human migration through the examination of maps and migration patterns. Students research and document the impact of migration on a region's cultural landscape. They examine migration patterns on a global and national scale as a class and then apply that understanding to telling a migration story about their own community.
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: 3,4,5,12



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Subject: Social Studies - Geography
Title: Tell a Migration Story...with Maps     
Description: In this Xpeditions student activity, students share information about migration in their communities by planning and creating migration maps. After learning about mental maps and mapmaking in general, they create their own maps to illustrate how migration has helped to shape their local areas.
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Encyclopedia of Alabama
http://www.encyclope...
The Encyclopedia of Alabama is a free, online reference resource on Alabama’s history, culture, geography, and natural environment. This site offers articles on Alabama's famous people, historic events, sports, art, literature, industry, government, plant and animal life, agriculture, recreation, and so much more.

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Subject: Social Studies,Geography,Adult and Family Literacy,Informal Education
Title: When Worlds Collide     
Description: This PBS film and website look at how the Old and New Worlds mixed after Columbus landed on Hispaniola in 1492. The 90-minute documentary and accompanying website trace milestone events during the 16th century and illustrate how both the New World and the Old were radically transformed by contact. The extensive resources for teachers and students include a timeline, short scholarly essays and lesson plans
Thinkfinity Partner: EDSITEment
Grade Span: 8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Social Studies
Title: Ancient and Modern Migrations     
Description: This interactive Venn diagram, from an Xpeditions lesson, guides students through the process of comparing ancient human migration to modern human migration.
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



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Subject: Geography,Social Studies
Title: Mapping the Migration of the Lost Boys     
Description: Activity. Students map the migration journey of the Lost Boys and Girls. They discuss the concept of a diaspora and the challenges of displacement.
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: C1,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Language Arts,Social Studies
Title: Tell a Migration Story...With Interviews     
Description: In this Xpeditions student activity, students become reporters for the local newspaper and conduct interviews with someone who has migrated to their community. After they finish their interviews, students share what they have learned about their interviewees experiences, memories, and feelings about coming to live in their new community.
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 - Geography
Title: Tell a Migration Story...with Maps     
Description: In this Xpeditions student activity, students share information about migration in their communities by planning and creating migration maps. After learning about mental maps and mapmaking in general, they create their own maps to illustrate how migration has helped to shape their local areas.
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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