Here’s an advance look at 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. Tuesday, December 13 TDIGH: George W. Bush Claims U.S. Presidency Despite Al Gore winning the popular vote and the recount in Florida being unfinished, … Continue reading This Week in Geographic History, December 12 – 18
What did you learn this week? Let us know in the comments or at firstname.lastname@example.org. This week, we learned … … how to terraform Mars. What materials are necessary to terraform Mars?What materials are necessary to terraform Mars? How would terraforming a planet determine what organisms could be introduced there? … pre-K might not be all it’s cracked up to be. What are your … Continue reading 11 Things We Learned This Week!
What did you learn this week? Let us know in the comments or at email@example.com. This week, we learned … … a new strain of “super grass” could cut methane emissions from cattle. What other animals may contribute to methane emissions? … the moon is a more violent place than we thought. How do lunar craters go hiding in plain sight? … The … Continue reading 11 Things We Learned This Week
HISTORY Last week, Hillary Clinton made history by becoming the first woman in the United States to receive a presidential nomination from a major party. (Al Jazeera) We look back on a few highlights of women’s political progress in the US. Use our resources to learn about woman suffrage, suffragette Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and the first three waves of feminism. Teachers, scroll down for a … Continue reading Highlights from History: American Women in Politics
POLITICS Some Hawaii residents are suing the state over an election that may give Native Hawaiians self-government, saying such elections are race-based. (Christian Science Monitor) Use our resources to learn how Hawaiians began to lose their sovereignty. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Discussion Ideas What is being decided in the challenged election? Voters are preparing to … Continue reading Are Race-Based Elections Legal?