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

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

National Anthems and Their Geographic Implications

In 1931, the Star-Spangled Banner was signed into law as the official national anthem of the United States. While our national anthem is essentially a battle hymn (take a look at the lyrics here) that is not the case for many countries in the world. Israel and Palestine Take these translated lyrics of Israel’s national anthem: The hope of two thousand years,To be a free … Continue reading National Anthems and Their Geographic Implications