This Week in Geographic History, November 28 – December 4

Here’s an advance look at a some of the “This Day in Geographic History” (TDIGH) events coming up this week.  For each date, we’ve matched it with a map or visual, background information, and a classroom activity so you can plan ahead. Tuesday, November 29 TDIGH: Palestine Divided The UN’s 1947 decision to divide the British territory into a Jewish and an Arab state resulted … Continue reading This Week in Geographic History, November 28 – December 4

This Week in Thanksgiving History

In place of our usual “This Week in Geographic History,” here’s a look at some of our Thanksgiving-themed content. Check out our Pinterest board for more related resources! Thursday, November 23 TDIGH: Thanksgiving Though not proclaimed a national holiday in the U.S. until 1863, feasts of thanksgiving were held as early as 1541 by the Spanish conquistadores. Maps: New York Toponyms Where Did the Pilgrims … Continue reading This Week in Thanksgiving History

This Week in Geographic History, November 14 – 20

Here’s an advance look at a some of the “This Day in Geographic History” (TDIGH) events coming up this week.  For each date, we’ve matched it with a map or visual, background information, and a classroom activity so you can plan ahead. Wednesday, November 16 TDIGH: Opening of the Fed Created in 1914, the Federal Reserve Bank of the United States sets the country’s monetary … Continue reading This Week in Geographic History, November 14 – 20

This Week in Geographic History, November 7 – 13

Here’s an advance look at a some of the “This Day in Geographic History” (TDIGH) events coming up this week. For each date, we’ve matched it with a map or visual, background information, and a classroom activity so you can plan ahead. Monday, November 7 TDIGH: October Revolution The Bolshevik party, led by lawyer Vladimir Lenin, seized control of the Russian government in 1917 and … Continue reading This Week in Geographic History, November 7 – 13

This Week in Geographic History, October 31 – November 6

Here’s an advance look at a some of the “This Day in Geographic History” (TDIGH) events coming up this week.  For each date, we’ve matched it with a map or visual, background information, and a classroom activity so you can plan ahead. Monday, October 31 TDIGH: Day of 7 Billion In 2011 the UN recognized that the worldwide population had reached 7 billion; it is … Continue reading This Week in Geographic History, October 31 – November 6