Since a picture may be worth a 1,000 words, it is often valuable to examine what people and places LOOK like.

1. Follow the link below and scroll through the images in the National Geographic Main Gallery. Read the caption below each picture. Go to

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As time allows, select other galleries to explore: Political Migration Gallery, Environmental Migration Gallery, Gateway Cities Gallery and Irrigation Gallery.

2. Once you have completed the activity, answer the group reflection questions:
  • What is the benefit of using visuals with all levels of learners?
  • How can you engage your non-visual learners in activities such as this one?

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21st Century Learners
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