During qualification for the World Cup, many teams featured foreign-born players. Here are the connections between the national teams. (National Geographic) What country won the first-ever FIFA World Cup? Hint: They’re in the World Cup this year, and won their first match. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas Take a look at the fantastic graphic … Continue reading Which World Cup Teams Have the Most Foreign-Born Players?
When teaching geography (and every subject) we need diverse voices. We need to push back against dominant narratives that amplify some perspectives (usually of those in power) and erase or ignore others. With this in mind, my co-teacher and I created a new activity to shed light on who we focus on and where they tend to be from. We hoped to encourage students to … Continue reading What Continent Do You Think They Are From? Drawing Humans to Reveal Internalized Bias
ENVIRONMENT Australia and South America are among the hardest hit as rising temperatures could drive the extinction of one in six species worldwide. (Nat Geo News) Use our educator guide to learn more about teaching climate change. Discussion Ideas According to the Nat Geo News article, “animals and plants in South America and Australia [are] particularly hard hit” due to climate change. Why do you … Continue reading Where Are Animals Most Likely to Go Extinct Due to Climate Change?
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’