SCIENCE The death toll from Guatemala’s Fuego volcano has risen to at least 99, with at least 192 missing. There have been no fatalities resulting from volcanic activity at Hawaii’s Kilauea. Why the disparity? (National Geographic) Why is Fuego more deadly than Kilauea? Use our lesson to help support the video and article from Nat Geo. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key … Continue reading Why Guatemala’s Volcano Is Deadlier Than Hawaii’s
WORLD With all the myths circulating about the caravan at the Mexico-US border, let’s separate fact from fiction. (CNN) Use our resource to learn a little about the border between the United States and Mexico. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas What is the “Migrant Caravan”? The Migrant Caravan describes the annual, coordinated journey of … Continue reading Five Myths about the ‘Migrant Caravan’
WORLD A vast, interconnected network of ancient cities was home to millions more people than previously thought. (National Geographic) Use our resources to learn more about the Maya and space archaeology! Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas Archaeologists made a “major breakthrough” in their study of the ancient Maya. Who are the Maya? “Maya” describes … Continue reading Laser Scans Reveal Ancient Maya ‘Megalopolis’
ARTS Colorful sawdust carpets coat the streets of Guatemala’s cities during their iconic Easter Holy Week processions. This year, the country has a new reason to celebrate—it has been recognized by Guinness World Records for producing the longest sawdust carpet in the world. (Daily Mail—be sure to look at the gorgeous photos!) What other “ephemeral art” can you find in our collections? Discussion Ideas The … Continue reading Sawdust Carpets Coat Guatemalan Streets
By Ryan Schleeter, National Geographic Imagine a platform powerful enough to help first responders direct aid in conflict zones, fuel civil society, encourage participation in young democracies, and provide crucial access to information for underserved communities—all at a rapid pace and at the touch of a button. Now imagine this platform is already in your pocket. More than three billion people worldwide already have mobile … Continue reading Can a Mobile Phone Spark Development?