Ryan Lipford, this week’s Educator of the Week, challenged his students to create three-dimensional maps using data that interested them and household materials as cartography tools. Ryan teaches World Geography and Cultures to 7th graders and Modern World History to 10th graders at Edmund Burke School in Washington, D.C. How would you describe yourself as a teacher, or what is your teaching philosophy? I tend … Continue reading Educator Spotlight: Mapping with Household Materials
ENVIRONMENT The tech boom is spreading worldwide and it comes with a cost. Between 2010 and 2015, e-waste generated in East and Southeast Asia rose 63%, according to a new report. (EurekAlert!) How does e-waste contribute to pollution? Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas A new study documents the skyrocketing accumulation of e-waste in East … Continue reading E-Waste Skyrockets in East Asia
WORLD More than 45 million people are living in modern slavery, with Asia accounting for two-thirds of the victims, a new report says. (Quartz) Use our timeline to learn more about the ugly history of legal slavery in the United States. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit, including today’s MapMaker Interactive map. Discussion Ideas According to the … Continue reading Where Are the World’s Slaves?
POLITICS The U.S. Navy has put a spotlight on longstanding disputes in the South China Sea. (USA Today) Use today’s MapMaker Interactive map to chart overlapping territorial disputes in these resource-rich waters. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources, including today’s MapMaker Interactive map. Discussion Ideas For reference, the good folks at the Council on Foreign Relations have put together a fantastic … Continue reading Competing Claims in the South China Sea
EDUCATION The biggest-ever global school rankings have been published, with Asian countries in the top five places. (BBC) The ranking was based on science and math tests—help build your own knowledge with our collection of STEM resources. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources, including a PowerPoint presentation and today’s MapMaker Interactive map, in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Discussion Ideas The ranking system … Continue reading Asian Nations Top School Rankings