Why Are There So Many Conflicts in Mountainous Regions?

GEOGRAPHY Mountains stand as a symbol of both solidarity and isolation. This is particularly true for the various rebel groups and militias that have used rugged terrain to resist central governing authorities. (World Policy Blog) Where have mountain ranges helped define ongoing political conflicts? Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources, including today’s MapMaker Interactive map. Discussion Ideas Take a look at … Continue reading Why Are There So Many Conflicts in Mountainous Regions?

7 Reasons to be Optimistic This Women’s Day

BUSINESS While collectively as a nation—and especially as women—we’ve faced some significant challenges, there still remains much to be hopeful about. (Forbes) Use our wide-ranging collection of resources to recognize issues that impact women and girls, and honor achievements of pioneering women of the past and present. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas 1. More … Continue reading 7 Reasons to be Optimistic This Women’s Day

Four Ways to Teach about Fidel Castro

WORLD Fidel Castro, who defined Cuba on the international stage for more than half a century, has died. Why is the former leader of a small, developing nation so important to the most powerful country on Earth? (American Experience) How will the U.S. relationship with Cuba change now that the diplomatic embargo that defined the Castro Era has ended? Teachers, scroll down for a quick … Continue reading Four Ways to Teach about Fidel Castro

The 7 Types of Cities

GEOGRAPHY A new report defines seven types of global cities, providing a lens through which to understand an evolving global economy. (Brookings Institution) See how well your students know their global cities by adapting our fun “Guess the Place” activity. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas A new report has detailed seven types of cities. … Continue reading The 7 Types of Cities

This Week in Geographic History, October 24 – 30

Here’s an advance look at a some of the “This Day in Geographic History” (TDIGH) events coming up this week.  For each date, we’ve matched it with a map or visual, background information, and a classroom activity so you can plan ahead. Monday, October 24 TDIGH: United Nations Founded Directly after World War II, representatives from 50 countries created the UN in hopes of increasing … Continue reading This Week in Geographic History, October 24 – 30