In place of our usual “This Week in Geographic History,” we’ve gathered content related to upcoming events so you can plan ahead over the holidays.
The Consumer Electronics Show
Visual: Infographic: Moore’s Law
Background: The Consumer Electronics Show
Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday
Visual: 1963 March on Washington
Black History Month
Background: Collection of Black History Month resources
Activity: Read this blog post about how Charlie from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was originally written as a “little black boy.” Why do you think having characters of color in books and movies matters?
Visual: Drawing of a heart (the real kind!)
Background: History of Valentine’s Day
Activity: Learn about the different ways Valentine’s Day is celebrated around the world. Ask students which country’s Valentine’s tradition they like best.