WORLD An amateur archaeologist and a 13-year-old student discovered a thousand-year-old treasure on an island in the Baltic Sea. The treasure might be tied to Harald Bluetooth, the famous king who united Denmark. (NPR) Where else have citizen scientists discovered Viking treasure? Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas Citizen scientists armed with metal detectors discovered … Continue reading 13-Year-Old Discovers Treasure Tied To Danish King
WORLD Well, it helps to be in Western Europe . . . (CNN) Map the world’s happiest (and unhappiest) countries with today’s MapMaker Interactive map. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit, including a link to today’s MapMaker Interactive map. Discussion Ideas The World Happiness Report ranks 156 countries in seven major areas of happiness or “subjective well-being.” … Continue reading Where are the World’s Happiest Countries?
SCIENCE The stunningly well-preserved remains of a 3,500-year-old woman reveal her travels as a high-status woman of her day. (Nat Geo News) Learn more about the Egtved Girl and her “bog body” cousins with our video. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources, including today’s MapMaker Interactive map, in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Discussion Ideas Watch our terrific, short video on Northern Europe’s “bog … Continue reading The Modern Life of a Bronze Age Woman
POLITICS Denmark, together with Greenland, is claiming around 906,495 square kilometers (350,000 square miles) of the continental shelf in the Arctic Ocean, in an area that is bigger than Texas and includes the North Pole. (NPR) Use our resources to better understand why the region is so important—and then map it yourself! Teachers, scroll down for a short list of key resources in our Teachers’ … Continue reading Polarizing Region
BUSINESS When you hear the term “sustainable seafood,” you might envision a fisherman pulling catch from a pristine sea. But the most sustainable Atlantic salmon are not caught. And they’re not from the sea. (TIME) Use our resources to learn more about sustainable seafood. Discussion Ideas Where are the sources world’s “most sustainable” sources of Atlantic salmon? According to the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch … Continue reading You Won’t Believe the Source of the World’s Most Sustainable Salmon