11 Things We Learned this Week

This week, we learned … … how industrial runoff can kill us in ways we could never even imagine. Read of the week! How else does runoff impact the environment? Use our picture-of-practice to learn more.   … global carbon emissions have reached an all-time high. What are carbon emissions? Use our picture-of-practice to learn more.   … dogs and cats burned by the California … Continue reading 11 Things We Learned this Week

What’s the True Cost of Christmas? $170,609.46

BUSINESS MATH For 35 years, PNC Bank has calculated the prices of the 12 gifts from the classic carol “The Twelve Days of Christmas.” The result is the Christmas Price Index, a unique and whimsical holiday tradition that makes learning about the economy fun. (PNC) Use PNC and the SIFMA Foundation’s middle-school lesson plan to introduce students to basic financial literacy. Teachers, scroll down for … Continue reading What’s the True Cost of Christmas? $170,609.46

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11 Things We Learned This Week

This week, we learned … … learning science is catching up to Mr. Rogers. Meet one of our high-tech educators eternally inspired by Mr. Rogers.   … unicorns, of a sort, existed within human memory. What other real-life phenomena may have inspired the legend of the unicorn?   … what leading historians think students should be studying right now. Dig deep with our articles, maps, … Continue reading 11 Things We Learned This Week

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World AIDS Day: Resources for a Quick Geographic Perspective

Saturday, December 1, is World AIDS Day. Use this collection of facts, figures, and context to put the day in geographic perspective. Cut to the good stuff—links to maps, data-analysis tools, and other online geography resources focusing on AIDS and HIV. By the Numbers According to the CIA World Factbook, HIV.gov, and UNAIDS, there are currently about 36.9 million people worldwide living with HIV (the virus … Continue reading World AIDS Day: Resources for a Quick Geographic Perspective

11 Things We Learned This Week

This week, we learned … … Boy Scouts are peacekeepers in the embattled Central African Republic. Read of the week! Use our short resource to learn a little about the scouting movement.     … what it took to cross the Sahara in the 14th century. The Out of Eden walk traced a few of Ibn Battuta’s footsteps in “The Holy Lands”—read dispatches here.   … Continue reading 11 Things We Learned This Week