SCIENCE Scientists never know what they’ll find when they’re out exploring. This time, they came face-to-face with a never-before-seen primate. (Nat Geo Kids) Use our resources to learn about “6 Marvelous Monkeys”! Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Discussion Ideas According to Nat Geo Kids, Milton’s titi is a “never-before-seen” primate. What’s a primate? A primate is … Continue reading Scientists Discover New Species of Monkey
WORLD Shortages of both water and funds have cities across Brazil canceling or hedging plans—even for the world-famous Carnival of Rio. (The Guardian) Use our resources to learn more about Carnival and other cultural geographies of South America. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Discussion Ideas Read through our terrific encyclopedic entry on the cultural geography of South … Continue reading Carnival Cutbacks?
SCIENCE Scientists Discover Possible ‘Lost Continent’ Researchers may have discovered granite remnants of a “lost continent” off the coast of Brazil this week. How do continents get lost in the first place? (They lie low after bad break-ups.) Discussion Ideas: Granite boulders discovered far off the coast of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, may be remnants of a giant continent that was “lost” as movements in … Continue reading Scientists Discover Possible ‘Lost Continent’
GEOGRAPHY The cholo subculture of the southwestern United States has gone viral. The cars, fashion, and music associated with urban Mexican-American culture have spread to Brazil, Thailand, Japan, and New Zealand. (New York Times) Use our resources to learn how globalization has made the “Cholo Universe.” Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas: Are students familiar … Continue reading Cholo Universe
ABOUT THE SURVEY: National Geographic and international polling firm GlobeScan recently released the results of the third annual Greendex survey. The Greendex is a quantitative study of 17,000 consumers in 17 countries. Participants were asked questions about their energy use, consumer product use, transportation practices, beliefs about the environment and sustainability, and knowledge of environmental issues. The answers were then calculated to churn out a Greendex score–the relative environmental impact of a person’s consumer choices. Individual scores are averaged to create a mean score for each country. The Greendex measures the impact of the average consumer in each country surveyed; it does not measure the environmental impact of a total country.