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
ENVIRONMENT Last month, a “pulse flow” of water surged into the final stretch of the Colorado River. Officials and scientists hope the water will help restore a landscape that has long been arid but that once supported a rich diversity of life. (National Geographic News) Use our resources to learn more about conservation in the Colorado delta. Discussion Ideas The “pulse flow” of water to … Continue reading Restoring a ‘Pulse’ to the Colorado River Delta
SCIENCE To the untrained eye, the Grand Canyon might just look like one big hole in the ground. But to some scientists, the American Southwest’s iconic gorge is increasingly looking like several ancient canyons of different ages, stitched together by erosion. (National Geographic News) Use our resources to color-code the Grand Canyon’s ages. Discussion Ideas Look at our cool coloring page of the Grand Canyon. … Continue reading How Old is the Grand Canyon?
ENVIRONMENT Most Endangered River in the U.S.: The Colorado American Rivers released its annual America’s Most Endangered Rivers report this week, listing the Colorado River at at the top. In seven states and two countries, demand for the Colorado’s water is outstripping its supply. Discussion Ideas: The Colorado is endangered because demand for its water is greater than its supply. Can students name some activities … Continue reading Most Endangered River in the U.S.: The Colorado