During qualification for the World Cup, many teams featured foreign-born players. Here are the connections between the national teams. (National Geographic) What country won the first-ever FIFA World Cup? Hint: They’re in the World Cup this year, and won their first match. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas Take a look at the fantastic graphic … Continue reading Which World Cup Teams Have the Most Foreign-Born Players?
WORLD How are desirable destinations dealing with their own popularity? (BBC) How are other places encouraging sustainable tourism? Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas Tourism is one of the world’s leading industries, but some top tourist destinations are seeking to slow the flow of tourists. How might too many tourists impact the physical geography of … Continue reading Five Places Pumping the Brakes on Tourism
When teaching geography (and every subject) we need diverse voices. We need to push back against dominant narratives that amplify some perspectives (usually of those in power) and erase or ignore others. With this in mind, my co-teacher and I created a new activity to shed light on who we focus on and where they tend to be from. We hoped to encourage students to … Continue reading What Continent Do You Think They Are From? Drawing Humans to Reveal Internalized Bias
UNITED STATES The National Trust for Historic Preservation has announced its annual list of America’s “Most Endangered Historic Places.” All of the featured sites were nominated for their historical or architectural significance, their deteriorating conditions, and the viability of a solution to restore them. (National Trust for Historic Preservation) Use today’s MapMaker Interactive map to navigate these important parts of our heritage. Teachers, scroll down … Continue reading America’s Most Endangered Historical Sites
WORLD Thousands of Central American people are journeying through Mexico to the United States. The influx of migrants may soon rival the surge of arrivals that sparked a border crisis in 2014. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas Why are so many Central American people fleeing their homes to come to the U.S.? In the “Northern … Continue reading Wave of Central American Migrants Approaches 2014 Crisis Levels