ENVIRONMENT New research shows a trend of vultures avoiding Portugal in favor of Spain, and human activity is likely to blame. (BBC) How else are vultures adapting their species ranges? Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas Portugal is a nice place! Why are vultures avoiding it? Read through the short BBC article for some help. … Continue reading Why Vultures Avoid Portugal
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. Wednesday, January 4 TDIGH: Euro Makes its International Debut Though the euro became the official currency of the European Union in 1999, today only … Continue reading This Week in Geographic History, January 2 – 8
POLITICS In a historic referendum held on June 23, 2016, the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union. People in Britain, Europe, and the world are bound to be affected, but only time will tell exactly how. (BBC) Wait, let’s back up: What is Brexit again? See our first Current Event Connection on Brexit. Let’s back up even more: What is the EU? Educators, scroll down … Continue reading What does the Brexit vote mean, and what happens now?
POLITICS All you need to know about the UK’s EU referendum. (BBC) What is the EU? Use our resources to find out. Educators, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Discussion Ideas What is the Brexit? “Brexit” is a portmanteau (mashup) of the words “British” and “exit.” Brexit refers to the possible departure of the United Kingdom from the … Continue reading What is the Brexit?
WORLD Dozens of migrants have drowned in the Mediterranean after a boat carrying an estimated 137 people sank south of Sicily. (BBC) Use this excellent activity to better understand patterns of human migration in the Mediterranean basin and elsewhere. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit, including a link to today’s MapMaker Interactive map. Discussion Ideas Why are … Continue reading Another Migrant Boat Sinks in Mediterranean