ENVIRONMENT The small island archipelago has pledged to obtain 100% of its electricity from renewable resources by 2025. (Quartz) Use our resources to download and print a map of Cape Verde, learn about renewable energy, and imagine how to modernize the concept of an electrical grid. We’ve got you covered on this one! Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our … Continue reading Cape Verde Will Run on 100% Renewable Energy in Less Than a Decade
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, November 7 TDIGH: October Revolution The Bolshevik party, led by lawyer Vladimir Lenin, seized control of the Russian government in 1917 and … Continue reading This Week in Geographic History, November 7 – 13
What did you learn this week? Let us know in the comments or at firstname.lastname@example.org. This week, we learned … … under Hawaii’s starry skies, there is a fight over sacred ground. So, we know what’s going on on top of Mauna Kea. What’s going on below? Where else are indigenous groups protesting for greater sovereignty? … humans can only live about 115 years. … Continue reading 10 Things We Learned This Week!
WORLD Flick the switches to see where the world would go dark without fossil fuels, which countries rely the most on nuclear, and who is using entirely renewable power to keep the lights on. (GoCompare.com) Use our interactive activity to better understand “Electricity: Sources and Challenges.” Discussion Ideas The great interactive map from GoCompare.com displays the three leading sources of electric power: fossil fuels, nuclear, … Continue reading What Powers the World?
HEALTH “I watched the piles of feces go up the conveyer belt and drop into a large bin. They made their way through the machine, getting boiled and treated. A few minutes later I took a long taste of the end result: a glass of delicious drinking water.” —Bill Gates Bill Gates has drunk a glass of water made from human feces to showcase technology … Continue reading From Poop to Potable with Bill Gates