The National Geographic Society turns 125 years old later this month. One of the things they’ve done to mark the occasion is publish galleries of landmark images of exploration over the last 125 years. My favorite of the galleries is Flashback Firsts which, as the name implies, features “firsts” of exploration that were published in the National Geographic magazine. Flashback Firsts includes images of Manchu Pichu, Mount Everest, and under sea explorations. Set your browser to full screen and click the information link within each image for the best viewing experience.
Applications for Education
For years National Geographic images have inspired children and adults alike to explore and learn more about the world. Flashback Firsts shows us where we’ve been and hopefully inspires some students to explore the world further.