I’ve been a fan of National Geographic for as long as I can remember. I got hooked early in elementary school by looking through the years and years of magazines in our school library. As I got older I looked forward to the magazine being delivered to my house. And now I look forward to latest updates that appear on
National Geographic’s YouTube channel. One recent update that I was particularly excited about was the release of
full episodes of some of the most popular specials that have aired on National Geographic television. Of those, the
one about Yellowstone is my favorite. That episode is embedded below.
I’m going to advocate for showing hour-long National Geographic specials to your students in lieu of other activities. That said, these episodes surely have segments within them that can be used as part of a lesson.