Storytellers Explore Our Nation's History At National Geographic Event

February 2, 2023 All Day
Online Event

Notes regarding time

Event will take place at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. ET


National Geographic hosts free weekly Explorer Classroom times for children. This week's Explorer Classroom will be focused on the power of Storytelling.

From National Geographic: Join Explorers, storytellers, and educators Ashley Lamb-Sinclair, Kristi Orisabiyi Williams, and Dr. Alicia Odewale to learn about little-known stories of people and places across the U.S., how to ask critical questions about your own community's stories, and deep dive into overlooked historical narratives from Tulsa, Oklahoma. 

Explorer Classroom is an interactive session that connects learners with National Geographic Explorers for short lessons and Q&A. 

After the featured Explorer’s lesson, your students will have a chance to have their questions answered in real time! 

This event is recommended for student groups in grades 3-8 and will take place on February 2nd @ 10am and 2pm ET; register for the time that works best for your class. A recording of the event will be available to watch on-demand on our YouTube channel if your students cannot attend live.

This school year, each month will be organized around a specific theme to help students build an #ExplorerMindset. This event’s theme is Storytelling! We’ll focus on building the attitudes of empathy and empowerment, and the skills of critical thinking, communication, and taking informed action. 

Explorers will demonstrate the 21st Century Skills of communication and collaboration. The related standards are Community, Earth and Human Activity, Geography, Heredity, Indigenous History. Teachers, we’ve also created a new interactive guide, Explorer Mindset in Action! 

Share this with your students to take them on a learning journey with each of our Explorers that sparks curiosity, builds empathy, and empowers ALL learners to take action.

How to participate:

#ExplorerClassroom is for everyone! All events are free.

There are two ways to participate in the virtual event, as a featured class on screen or watching live on YouTube. If space is available, you may request to be a featured class during the registration process.

Find out more and register here.


Intended for students in grades 3-8.



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