This week, we learned …
… the probable location of the Clotilda, the last U.S. slave ship. Read of the week!
How does the Clotilda fit into the history of slavery in the United States?
… it is possible to have an Italian grandmother but no Italian genes.
How do genetic markers create lineages?
… astronauts are going to use Christa McAuliffe’s lesson plans.
McAuliffe’s lessons will be available as part of NASA Education’s STEMonstrations series this spring.
… geography and culture may shape how we smell—or, at least, how we describe it.
Use your nose to create a smell map of your neighborhood!
… To Kill A Mockingbird tells the story of the Finches whose battle against Jim Crow is captured in a metaphor about mockingbirds—a fresh reading of a literary classic.
Learn how one teacher maps out Maycomb in a terrific lesson.
… extended evolutionary synthesis (EES) is introducing a revolution to evolution.
Talking evolution? Join the conversation with one of our favorite science communicators.
… a part of North America is stuck to Australia.
What is North America doing in Australia?
… Haiti is home to thriving, sometimes competing, communities of both Pentecostal evangelism and Vodou.
What event contributed to the explosion of religious fervor in Haiti?
… the Spanish flu wasn’t Spanish. In Madrid, it was known as the Naples Soldier, while French military doctors called it Disease 11. In Senegal it was Brazilian flu; in Brazil it was German flu. Poles called it the Bolshevik Disease and the Persians thought the British were responsible.
Why did the Spanish flu kill about 5% of the world population in 1918?
… highway noise barriers are not effective, but they’re not going anywhere.
How is one highway using innovative technology to reduce waste, noise, and emissions?
… the crisis of 10 billion people.
Use our resources for teaching the AP Human Geography topic of population.