ENVIRONMENT A new national park will connect 67 separate reserves, in the hopes of increasing the world’s panda population through continuous habitat. (Fast Company) Can you manage a successful panda park? Try our game to find out! Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit, including today’s simple MapMaker Interactive map. Discussion Ideas A new national park in China … Continue reading Panda Park Will Be Twice the Size of Yellowstone
WORLD A viral video showing tigers chasing a drone likely comes from a slaughter facility in China. (Nat Geo News) Find the dwindling habitat of Chinese tigers with our MapMaker Interactive layer. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas Critics have suggested a recent video depicting a group of tigers taking down a drone may have … Continue reading What You Need to Know About Tiger Farms
SCIENCE You won’t find it in your family album, but a tiny prehistoric creature with a bag-like body, a huge mouth and no anus has become the best candidate yet for our earliest known relative. (The Guardian and Christian Science Monitor) Where does this mouthy mystery fit in the circle of life? Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers … Continue reading Huge Mouth, No Anus: Meet One of Our Earliest Ancestors
WORLD With a roughly 10-minute phone call with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen, President-elect Donald Trump broke from nearly 40 years of U.S. policy in Asia and probably complicated relations among the United States, China, and Taiwan. What’s the big deal? (Washington Post) Use our resources to take a look at a brief history of the “Two Chinas.” Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of … Continue reading Why Are People Making Such a Big Deal about the Trump-Taiwan Call?
Here’s an advance look at some of the “This Day in Geographic History” (TDIGH) events coming up this week. For each date, we’ve matched it with a map or visual, background information, and a classroom activity so you can plan ahead. Wednesday, December 7 TDIGH: Date Which Will Live in Infamy Japan’s 1941 attack on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii caused the … Continue reading This Week in Geographic History, December 5 – 11