As part of the Genographic Project, National Geographic Education is working to help teachers like you work across disciplines to instruct students about the ancient migratory history of the human species. Using the science of DNA, the Genographic Project will help students answer questions like where do I come from and how did I get to where I am today?
This collection of videos and activities invites you to use current classroom technologies, photo galleries, and maps to give students a firsthand opportunity to learn about humankind’s heritage.
Global Human Journey
Purchase the DVD to learn how on a single day on a single street, with the DNA of just a couple of hundred random people, National Geographic Channel sets out to trace the ancestral footsteps of all humanity.
About the Genographic Project
Learn about the Genographic Project, a multi-year research initiative that uses DNA to trace our shared ancient ancestry.
Geno 2.0 Public Participation Kit
The Geno 2.0 DNA Ancestry Kit is available for educators at a discounted price.
Meet Other Explorers
Emerging explorer Zeresenay Alemseged leads explorations of the Busidima-Dikika, Ethiopia's Afar paleoanthropological site, which is yielding important clues about the four-million-year history of human evolution.
Emerging explorer Constanza Ceruti is a high-altitude archaeologist specializing in exploring and excavating Inca Empire ceremonial centers on the summits of sacred Andean mountains.
K. David Harrison is a linguist and leading specialist in the study of endangered languages.
An animated map shows humans migrating out of Africa to Asia, Europe, and the Americas.
Profile of Dr. Spencer Wells, geneticist and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence.
Nat Geo Explorer-in-Residence Spencer Wells maps the history of human migration by analyzing the DNA of hundreds of thousands of people around the world.