WORLD Babylonian artifacts provide a reminder of home, and hope, for Syrian and Iraqi refugees. (BBC) Use our resources to learn more about contemporary migrants to Europe. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Discussion Ideas The terrific BBC article describes a program for recent immigrants to Germany. Why does Germany have a high population of refugees from … Continue reading Refugees Find Inspiration as Museum Tour Guides
POLITICS Where are migrants coming from? Where are they going? What’s next? (BBC) What are refugees? Use our basic encyclopedic entry to find out. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Discussion Ideas Many articles on the European Migrant Crisis distinguish between migrants, asylum-seekers, and refugees. What is the difference? Read this article from USA Today for some … Continue reading Migrant Crisis Q&A
SCIENCE The stunningly well-preserved remains of a 3,500-year-old woman reveal her travels as a high-status woman of her day. (Nat Geo News) Learn more about the Egtved Girl and her “bog body” cousins with our video. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources, including today’s MapMaker Interactive map, in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Discussion Ideas Watch our terrific, short video on Northern Europe’s “bog … Continue reading The Modern Life of a Bronze Age Woman
ENVIRONMENT Germany’s relentless push into renewable energy has implications far beyond its shores. By creating huge demand for wind turbines and solar panels, it has helped lure big Chinese manufacturers into the market, and that combination is driving down costs faster than almost anyone thought possible just a few years ago. (New York Times) Use our resources to learn more about renewable energy. Discussion Ideas … Continue reading Energiewende? Energy what?
The 75th Anniversary of Germany’s Invasion of Poland By Michael Fry Senior Map Librarian, National Geographic Library For many armchair historians, Nazi Germany’s invasion of Poland evokes powerful imagery: waves of German infantry pouring into Poland; the Luftwaffe’s shrieking Stuka dive bombers; Panzer divisions streaking across the Polish plain. Germany’s blitzkrieg tactic was indeed impressive—Adolf Hitler had modernized Germany’s military more quickly than his European … Continue reading #tbt: Danzig and the Beginnings of World War II