World Monuments at Risk of Disappearing

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A new list of 50 sites includes an ancient underwater city in Greece, historic churches in Cuba, and a 20th-century fish market in Tokyo. (Nat Geo News)

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Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources, including today’s MapMaker Interactive map.

Click to discover 50 world monuments challenged by weather, time, and the human footprint.
Click to discover 50 world monuments challenged by weather, time, and the human footprint.

Discussion Ideas

 

 

 

  • Have you visited any of the sites on the list? Have you visited a UNESCO World Heritage site? Why do you think cultural heritage should be preserved—or why don’t you?

 

  • Instead of a country report, consider having your students do a “monument report” using on the World Monument or UNESCO lists. Preparation would require the same academic research, outline, mapping, and presentation skills used in more traditional reports.

 

TEACHERS’ TOOLKIT

Nat Geo: These 50 Treasured Places Are At Risk of Disappearing

Nat Geo: Mapping World Heritage activity

Nat Geo: World Monuments Watch interactive map

World Monuments Fund: World Monuments Watch

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