WORLD The Rohingya, a mostly Muslim ethnic minority in Myanmar, have been called one of the “world’s most persecuted minorities.” Who are they? What is the current “Rohingya crisis”? (Nat Geo News) Where is Myanmar? Where are the Rohingya fleeing? Use today’s MapMaker Interactive map to help put the crisis in context. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers … Continue reading Rohingya Crisis: What You Need to Know
BOOKS Charlie Bucket, the hero of Roald Dahl’s famous book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, was originally written to be a “little black boy,” according to Felicity Dahl, the author’s widow. (NPR) Why does diversity in children’s literature make a difference? Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit, including great media literacy guides from our partners. Discussion Ideas … Continue reading Charlie from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Was Originally Written as a ‘Little Black Boy’
UNITED STATES The question is why workers have sorted into these roles—and what would happen if the pay gaps narrowed. (Bloomberg) What are the best jobs in America? Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas The fascinating Bloomberg article outlines the jobs “most segregated by gender and race” in the U.S. What does “segregated” mean in … Continue reading What Are the Most Segregated Jobs in America?
Mike Presser, this week’s Educator of the Week, inspires his students to see geography in their everyday lives and to see themselves as agents of change. Mike teaches AP human geography, world history, and U.S. history at Rancho Verde High School in Moreno Valley, California. Learn more about Mike by reading his blog or checking out his capstone project from the Nat Geo Educator Certification Program. How … Continue reading Educator Spotlight: Mapping Community Diversity
By Seth Dixon, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Geography at Rhode Island College The government of the People’s Republic of China calls the country’s westernmost region Xinjiang, but the people who have lived there for centuries refer to their home as Eastern Turkistan. Oftentimes when two groups do not refer to a place by the same name, it points to a cultural or political conflict, as is the … Continue reading One Place, Two Names