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?
Sherri Michalowski, this week’s Educator of the Week, believes in helping her students develop their own voices as global citizens. Her impactful and well-received lesson about where t-shirts come from was inspired by a question she herself didn’t know the answer to. Sherri is a teacher consultant for the Wisconsin Geographic Alliance and teaches 8th grade social studies at Wisconsin Hills Middle School in Brookfield, … Continue reading Educator Spotlight: Where did all this stuff come from?!
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, December 7 TDIGH: Date Which Will Live in Infamy Japan’s 1941 attack on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii caused the … Continue reading This Week in Geographic History, December 5 – 11
UNITED STATES A new generation is forming its own relationship with Chinese New Year, an Asian holiday that’s in the midst of becoming an Asian American one. (Los Angeles Times) Celebrate Chinese New Year with our great new study guide! Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit, including free worksheets and coloring pages. Discussion Ideas Why are Chinese … Continue reading Chinese New Year: An All-American Holiday
Sylvia McBride has more than 12 years of teaching experience and currently teaches human geography at Castle Park High School in Chula Vista, California. Sylvia is an active member of the California Geographic Alliance. Activity: Mapping Globalization Grade Level: 9 Activity Length: 2-3 class periods Subjects: world geography, globalization, mapping, technology See Sylvia’s video about her activity. Tell us about your activity. I started the project … Continue reading Educator Spotlight: Mapping Globalization