POLITICS Why have tensions risen over Gibraltar and why is it important? (BBC) Customize your own map of this disputed territory here. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources, including today’s simple MapMaker Interactive map. Discussion Ideas The tiny territory (6.5 kilometers, or 2.5 square miles) of Gibraltar is suddenly dominating world news headlines. Where is Gibraltar? Gibraltar is a British overseas … Continue reading What is the Gibraltar Dispute?
WORLD Dozens have died in the disputed region’s worst clashes in decades. (BBC) Use today’s quick-and-easy MapMaker Interactive map to better understand the conflict. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit, including today’s MapMaker Interactive map. Discussion Ideas Dozens have died in the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh. Where is Nagorno-Karabakh? Check out today’s MapMaker Interactive map for some … Continue reading What’s Going on in Nagorno-Karabakh?
POLITICS The U.S. Navy has put a spotlight on longstanding disputes in the South China Sea. (USA Today) Use today’s MapMaker Interactive map to chart overlapping territorial disputes in these resource-rich waters. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources, including today’s MapMaker Interactive map. Discussion Ideas For reference, the good folks at the Council on Foreign Relations have put together a fantastic … Continue reading Competing Claims in the South China Sea
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
WORLD Seven countries lay claim to parts of the South and East China Sea, the strategic waters through which 50 percent of the world’s shipping tonnage passes, and under which vast deposits of oil and gas may lie. Taiwan is pushing its first-ever mapping project to back up its own claims—which are as large as mainland China’s. (Christian Science Monitor) Use our MapMaker Interactive to … Continue reading Pixel by Pixel, Taiwan Maps Its Maritime Claims