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.
From September 17 to October 3, 2021, the National Mall in Washington, DC, will be covered by more than 620,000 white flags, each about a foot tall, representing the American lives lost to COVID-19 and holding written memories from loved ones. Visitors will be invited to personalize flags for some they have lost. The installation will also have a virtual component.
In 2010 the National Archives entered into a cooperative agreement with The University of Virginia Press to create Founders Online and make freely available the historical documents of the founders of the United States of America.
Each year Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures, and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. Here are curated resources for celebrating and teaching students about Hispanic heritage.