The National Geographic Bee is an annual geography competition organized by the National Geographic Society. To participate in the national competition, schools must register to hold their own geography bee. One winning student from each registered school will take a state-bee qualifying test. The champion from each state will then be invited to compete in the national championship. Schools must pay an early registration fee of $120 or the regular registration fee of $140. Schools that need financial support can complete the Registration Discount Request. The first-place winner will receive a $50,000 scholarship, a lifetime subscription to National Geographic magazine, a trip, and $500 cash. The second-place winner will receive a $25,000 scholarship and $500 cash; the third-place winner, a $10,000 scholarship and $500 cash; and the fourth- through tenth-place winners, $500 cash.
Deadlines: December 22, 2017, for early, discounted registration; January 26, 2018, for regular registration
The New York Times Learning Network has published a lesson on the Russian invasion of Ukraine in the hope that it can both help students understand what has led to the “most significant European war in almost 80 years” and encourage them to follow along as the news develops.
The P. Buckley Moss Foundation for Children’s Education offers Teacher Art Grants of up to $1,000 to support new or evolving programs that integrate the arts into educational programming in a classroom setting.