UNITED STATES The question is why workers have sorted into these roles—and what would happen if the pay gaps narrowed. (Bloomberg) What are the best jobs in America? Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas The fascinating Bloomberg article outlines the jobs “most segregated by gender and race” in the U.S. What does “segregated” mean in … Continue reading What Are the Most Segregated Jobs in America?
SCIENCE Key geographic concepts, like density, GIS, and topography, are crucial to accurately evaluating how many people are in a crowd. (The Atlantic) Take a look at a satellite photo of the biggest inauguration crowd in history: the very cold first inauguration of President Barack Obama in 2009. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources. Discussion Questions What are some of the … Continue reading How Are Crowd Sizes Determined?
GEOGRAPHY Do big cities have more in common with each other than with the rest of their own countries? (BBC) Use our resources to learn more about cities and urban areas. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit, including a link to the OECD’s Trends Shaping Education report. Discussion Ideas The new report, Trends Shaping Education 2016, was … Continue reading Are Cities the New Countries?
UNITED STATES Millennials, searching for urban “authenticity,” are settling in cities that were often shunned in the past—meet them in St. Louis. (Christian Science Monitor) Dig deeper with our collection of AP Human Geography resources on cities. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources, including today’s MapMaker Interactive map. Discussion Ideas Read the Christian Science Monitor article, which focuses on “Millennials.” Who … Continue reading Where are the New ‘Cool’ Cities?
WORLD Where are the happiest people in the world? All over, it seems. Happiness is on the rise globally, according to an annual “Happiness Poll” of the citizens of 65 countries. (BBC) Map the world’s happiness with our MapMaker Interactive. Teachers, scroll down for a short list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Discussion Ideas Consult the annual WIN/Gallup International Global Happiness Survey results. Particularly, … Continue reading Where Are the Happiest People in the World?