This week, we learned …
… teachers work more unpaid overtime than anyone else.
Tell us something we don’t know! Check out our professional development opportunities to help alleviate unpaid OT.
Where are the Cook Islands? Use our downloadable 1-Page Map to find these Pacific archipelagoes.
… Scandinavian Americans are tiring of lutefisk, but African immigrants are eating it up.
What other immigrants adapted their cuisine to their new home?
… John Snow wasn’t the only one mapping London’s 19th-century cholera epidemics. Resource of the week!
Snow was the most famous cholera-mapper, though. How did he do it? Use our activity to help students understand spatial mapping.
… high-paying blue-collar jobs are sitting empty, while students are lining up for college.
Use our inquiry-based resource to guide a discussion on the “best” jobs in the U.S., and how that determination might be made.
… on the rooftop of the world, India and Pakistan are waging the coldest war.
Use our map-based resource to better understand the conflict in Kashmir.
Get a great introduction to deserts with our reference resource.
… India is diverting 30 rivers to address its water crisis.
Why is Paul Salopek calling this leg of his “Out of Eden” journey “Riverlands”?
… archaeologists have discovered an “untouched” Maya cave.
The archaeologist who discovered the cave is a National Geographic explorer! Meet Guillermo de Anda with our student-friendly article.
… how to bring a forest back to life.
Our inquiry-based resource outlines how one country (Iceland) is reviving its forests 1,000 years after they nearly vanished.
… ways of seeing nature in Los Angeles.
Our idea set gives a list of ideas about interacting with urban nature.