Ace Schwarz connected their seventh-grade students with people living in a different biome by organizing a video call with a Peace Corps volunteer in the Philippines. Students learned about food, culture, and plant species in the Philippines. Continue reading Educator Spotlight: Connecting Across Biomes
The National Association for Music Education recognizes Music in Our Schools Month (MIOSM) as a time to “raise awareness of the importance of music education for all children—and to remind citizens that school is where all children should have access to music.” Here are five ways you can integrate music into geography, language arts, civics, and social studies classrooms. Use our diverse resources to explore … Continue reading Music in Our Schools, Music in Your Classroom!
In 1931, the Star-Spangled Banner was signed into law as the official national anthem of the United States. While our national anthem is essentially a battle hymn (take a look at the lyrics here) that is not the case for many countries in the world. Israel and Palestine Take these translated lyrics of Israel’s national anthem: The hope of two thousand years,To be a free … Continue reading National Anthems and Their Geographic Implications
‘Tis the season of All Hallows Eve(n). Did you know that the holiday name “Hallowe’en” comes from the Old English phrase “All Hallows Evening?” ” E’en is a shortened form of “even,” which is an abbreviation of “evening.” The commercialization of holidays often means that their historic and geographic origins all but disappear from the public consciousness … spooky! So channel your inner Jack-o-Lantern and … Continue reading Five Fun Ways to Teach Halloween … Geographically!
WORLD What do ancient Romans and New York Yankees have in common? Clean shaves. Explore the growing cultural significance of beards with this great infographic. (Advanced Dermatology) How did hair influence and inform culture in ancient Rome, anyway? We took a time machine to get the “word on the via.” Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit, and … Continue reading Navigating the Geography of Beards