Strategy Share: Exploring Our Changing Planet in Humanities Classrooms

The following post was written by 2017 Grosvenor Teacher Fellow Caitlin MacLeod-Bluver, a high school social studies and English language arts teacher in Boston, Massachusetts, after her expedition to the Arctic. The Grosvenor Teacher Fellow Program is a professional development opportunity for Pre-K-12 educators made possible by a partnership between Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic Education. “No, we can’t change the world because our voices don’t … Continue reading Strategy Share: Exploring Our Changing Planet in Humanities Classrooms

A Whole New World in Boston Public Schools

GEOGRAPHY Students throughout Boston are getting a radically different view of the world, one map projection at a time. (NPR) Why is designing a world map so difficult? Use our activity to better understand what distortions occur when modeling a spherical surface on a flat map. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas Boston Public Schools … Continue reading A Whole New World in Boston Public Schools

Chinatowns Threatened by Gentrification

UNITED STATES Chinatowns are at risk of disappearing due to accelerated gentrification, according to a new report. The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) surveyed Chinatowns in Boston, New York, and Philadelphia and found that the Asian populations in all communities are decreasing while rent and median housing value are increasing. (China Daily) Use our resources to better understand neighborhoods and cultural diversity … Continue reading Chinatowns Threatened by Gentrification

Boston Ranked as Most Energy-Efficient U.S. City

UNITED STATES According to a new ranking by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, many of the nation’s cities are instituting a variety of energy-saving measures, and Boston tops the list. (National Geographic News) Be the mayor of your own city in our “Plan it Green” game, and see if you can match Boston for energy efficiency. Discussion Ideas The American Council for an … Continue reading Boston Ranked as Most Energy-Efficient U.S. City

Bombs Target Boston Marathon

UNITED STATES Bombs Target Boston Marathon Two bomb blasts, 12 seconds apart, rocked the finish line of the 117th running of the Boston Marathon on Monday, killing at least three people, wounding more than 140, and leaving the sidewalks covered in blood. Discussion Ideas: No person or group has claimed responsibility for the Boston Marathon bombings. National and civic leaders, such as President Obama and … Continue reading Bombs Target Boston Marathon