What Are the World’s Most Nutritious Foods?

HEALTH Scientists studied more than 1,000 raw foods, assigning each a nutritional fitness score. The higher the score, the more likely each food would meet your daily nutritional needs when eaten in combination with other foods. A great BBC graphic! (BBC) Nutrition? What is nutrition? Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas The great BBC graphic … Continue reading What Are the World’s Most Nutritious Foods?

Why We Kiss Under Mistletoe And Toast With Eggnog

WORLD Why do we kiss under mistletoe and toast with eggnog? Who decided we should eat jelly doughnuts for Hanukkah? And where do poinsettias come from? (NPR) What activities or characteristics help define a culture? Use our fun gallery to find out. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas Jelly doughnuts are a Hanukkah treat. What … Continue reading Why We Kiss Under Mistletoe And Toast With Eggnog

What’s Up with KitKat in Japan?

WORLD Japan is a KitKat-lover’s paradise, with so many unique varieties—an estimated 300—that some travelers visit Japan just to try them. (Los Angeles Times) How is KitKat a case study in globalization? Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas The great L.A. Times article describes the globalization of the KitKat candy bar. What are KitKats? KitKat, … Continue reading What’s Up with KitKat in Japan?

Five Things You Probably Don’t Know About Thanksgiving

UNITED STATES When the Mayflower pilgrims and the Wampanoag sat down for the first Thanksgiving in 1621, it wasn’t actually that big of a deal. So what was going on? (National Geographic) What was that 1621 Thanksgiving like? Use “Geography in the News” to find out. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas 1. The 1621 … Continue reading Five Things You Probably Don’t Know About Thanksgiving

Alaska: The Last Frontier of Farming

UNITED STATES As cheaper technology and a changing climate make growing food easier, more Alaskans are turning to farming. (High Country News) When is Alaska’s growing season? Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit Text Set. Discussion Ideas What makes Alaska’s physical geography ideal for farming? Alaska’s geologic activity has created rich soil. “Thanks to built-up organic matter … Continue reading Alaska: The Last Frontier of Farming