‘Tis the season of All Hallows Eve(n). Did you know that the holiday name “Hallowe’en” comes from the Old English phrase “All Hallows Evening?” ” E’en is a shortened form of “even,” which is an abbreviation of “evening.” The commercialization of holidays often means that their historic and geographic origins all but disappear from the public consciousness … spooky! So channel your inner Jack-o-Lantern and … Continue reading Five Fun Ways to Teach Halloween … Geographically!
How far do your students travel without ever leaving home? Well, what sort of products do they rely on? From cereal, toothpaste, and sneakers, to smartphones, e-readers, and video-game consoles, your students are a vital part of multiple global trading networks. Challenge your students to consider the journey behind everyday products with our Interdependence and You activity. By researching the path of bananas, chocolate, or … Continue reading Weekly Warm-Up: Chocolate Treats for Fair-Trade Month
WORLD Many of the skills needed for your favorite adventure sports will prove useful during the (so-far) unlikely incidence of a zombie apocalypse. So get outside, get adventuring, and get ready. (National Geographic) Where are nature’s real walking dead? Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas Thanks to National Geographic, you can take steps to avoid … Continue reading Survive the Zombie Apocalypse with Exploration Skills
Holidays often mean incredibly excited students. And since you probably can’t beat the Halloween hysteria, why not join it? Here are some great ways to bring the monster mash to your classroom. 1) Discover the origins of Halloween. Your students may not know that their favorite spooky holiday has roots that are around 2,000 years old. Challenge them to research the Celtic festival of Samhain, … Continue reading Weekly Warm-Up: 5 Ways to Bring Halloween to the Classroom
We typically think of ghosts and goblins on Halloween, right? Plenty of creepy creatures really roam our world and cause a similar type of fright all year long. For some of us, when you know you’re in the presence of a spider, but you don’t know where it is, you might be slightly afraid. For those that dare, try to find the spider in the web below: … Continue reading Media Monday: The Real Creeps of Halloween