Tucked inside Google Earth is a geography quiz created in partnership with Atlas Obscura. The Natural Wonders Quiz is a multiple-choice challenge that asks students to identify special locations around the world. The challenge takes students to some of the most beautiful—and intriguing—places on the planet. The questions and the locales are a blend of history and geography. To travel to the locations, students click on the blue Let’s Go button and hit a spot on the blue orb of Google Earth. Then jumping to the specific spot on the 3D globe, they can explore the location further. They can go from cool ice caves in Alaska to the blazing salt mines of Ethiopia—all the while learning about geographical features and discovering captivating legends. The first edition of the quiz has seven questions. Google Earth will continue to update the quizzes with other themes.
The LBJ Presidential Library provides freely downloadable curriculum resources for addressing the issues during Lyndon Johnson’s presidency. In the collection, teachers will find activities and accompanying primary source materials on civil rights, voting rights, elections, presidential powers, and more.
Anyone who loves Shakespeare’s plays and poems can join the Shakespeare 2020 Project and read all of the Bard’s works or revisit an old favorite throughout the year. The project’s website will have videos, posts, artwork, and more to explore with each work.
Students in grades 7–12 are invited to join The National WWII Museum for a freecross-country virtual expedition on February 4, 2020, to discover the science, sites, and stories of the creation of the atomic bomb. Two live webcast sessions are available: Session 1, 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. (CT) and Session 2, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. (CT).