How Inclusive is Your City?

UNITED STATES Heads up, cities: Economic growth does not necessarily go hand-in-hand with economic and racial inclusion. (CityLab) Use this tool to measure the inclusivity in your own city, and check out today’s MapMaker Interactive map for a look at the term’s broad categories. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas A new study from the … Continue reading How Inclusive is Your City?

What Cities Have the Most Unpredictable Weather in the U.S.?

UNITED STATES Perhaps you’ve heard the line: “If you don’t like the weather in Chicago, wait five minutes.” Or you’ve heard it applied to a city nearer to you: Denver or San Francisco or Atlanta or Boston. But where in the country is the weather truly the most unpredictable? (FiveThirtyEight) How do scientists measure weather? Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources … Continue reading What Cities Have the Most Unpredictable Weather in the U.S.?

Where Are the World’s Most Expensive Cities?

THE WORLD The Economist Intelligence Unit has ranked the world’s priciest cities. This is one time where most Americans don’t want to be No. 1. (MarketWatch) Where are the world’s most expensive cities? Check out today’s MapMaker Interactive for some help. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit, including today’s MapMaker Interactive map. Discussion Ideas The Economist Intelligence … Continue reading Where Are the World’s Most Expensive Cities?

The 7 Types of Cities

GEOGRAPHY A new report defines seven types of global cities, providing a lens through which to understand an evolving global economy. (Brookings Institution) See how well your students know their global cities by adapting our fun “Guess the Place” activity. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas A new report has detailed seven types of cities. … Continue reading The 7 Types of Cities

This Week in Geographic History, October 3 – 9

Here’s an advance look at a 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. Monday, October 3 TDIGH: East and West Germany Unite The reunification of Germany, which came less than a year after fall of the … Continue reading This Week in Geographic History, October 3 – 9