11 Things We Learned This Week

This week, we learned … … the oldest stories in the world are true. The oldest stories in the world also helped map it—find out how.     … the Underground Railroad ran south as well as north. Use our activity to introduce the Underground Railroad to primary students.     … why scientists use pasta to explain neutron stars, some of the most bizarre … Continue reading 11 Things We Learned This Week

11 Things We Learned This Week

This week, we learned … … loneliness can start—and be mitigated—in the classroom. Use resources from the good folks at Edutopia to help create a healthy school culture through social and emotional learning.   … archaeologists identified the oldest weapons in North America, and the oldest intact shipwreck in the world. Why are so many ancient shipwrecks preserved in the dark waters of the Black … Continue reading 11 Things We Learned This Week

11 Things We Learned This Week

This week, we learned … … why people are moving to Chernobyl. Read of the week! Who else is moving to Chernobyl?     … teachers feel misunderstood, unheard, and disrespected.   We recognize the contributions teachers make every week!     … the U.S. is enduring worsening geographic inequality. Find three ways to help your students combat inequality.     … the most important … Continue reading 11 Things We Learned This Week

11 Things We Learned This Week

This week, we learned … … just in time for Halloween, glaciers are giving up their ghosts. Read of the week! The photograph above is the Ötzal Alps, in northern Italy. Who gave up the ghost there?     … 41 phrases only people in the military understand. (Obvious warning: Salty language.) Learn more about the military with our collection of maps, articles, and media. … Continue reading 11 Things We Learned This Week