ENVIRONMENT Sacred natural spaces can offer biodiversity and great opportunities for conservation. (Smithsonian) How do spiritual landscapes differ from other cultural landscapes? Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas A new study examines biodiversity in sacred natural sites. What are sacred natural sites? Sacred natural sites (SNSs) are locations, natural landmarks, or natural geographic features that … Continue reading Sacred Sites Can Be Hotspots of Conservation
What did you learn this week? Let us know in the comments or at firstname.lastname@example.org. This week, we learned … … urine, not chlorine, causes itchy eyes in pools. Dive in! … how we talk about teachers, and why it might be worth it to pay them $100,000 … or more. Stay tuned to TeachingCenter for details. … how “sushi” children … Continue reading 15 Things We Learned This Week!
WORLD The discovery may shed light on the lost world of Odysseus and other heroes described in the epics of Homer. (Nat Geo News and New York Times) Use our resources to learn more about Odysseus and Ancient Greece. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources, including our MapMaker Interactive map of The Odyssey! Discussion Ideas According to Nat Geo News, an … Continue reading Grave of ‘Griffin Warrior’ Uncovered in Greece
ARTS The British Museum has lent one of the so-called “Elgin Marbles” to Russia. What are the Elgins, what is cultural repatriation, and why is this such a controversy? (The Telegraph) Use our resources to better understand cultural repatriation. Should the statues be returned to Greece? Scroll down to vote! Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion … Continue reading Everything about the Elgins