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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

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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

11 Things We Learned This Week

This week, we learned … … the concentration of atmospheric carbon has risen to its highest level in 800,000 years. How does atmospheric carbon inform climate change? Use our activity to find out.     … the Chesapeake Bay, once the poster child for environmental degradation, is now the poster child for successful, large-scale restoration. Chart progress with downloadable resources from our Chesapeake Bay map … Continue reading 11 Things We Learned This Week

Oldest Igneous Meteorite May Reveal Secrets of Our Early Solar System

SCIENCE A 4.565-billion-year-old space rock hints at the way Earth and other rocky planets took shape. (Phys.org) What is a meteorite? Use our introductory reference to learn more. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas NWA 11119 is the oldest igneous meteorite yet dated. What does NWA stand for? Northwest Africa. The space rock was discovered … Continue reading Oldest Igneous Meteorite May Reveal Secrets of Our Early Solar System

11 Things We Learned This Week

This week, we learned … … why Arizona is building tiny houses for teachers. Read of the week! These teachers need a PLN.     … six Chinese men survived the sinking of the Titanic, but were not allowed into the U.S. because of the Chinese Exclusion Act. There are so many great stories surrounding the Titanic—and if you’re in Washington, D.C., you can interact … Continue reading 11 Things We Learned This Week