GEOGRAPHY As a source of information, a map is always a way of groping through the darkness of the unknown. But locating yourself in space has never been cartography’s sole function: like these driftwood pieces, maps inevitably chart how cultures perceive not only their landscapes but their lives. (Guardian) How did other indigenous islanders map their lives? Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of … Continue reading Driftwood Cartography
SCIENCE Scientists have studied the San people of Southern Africa for decades, intrigued by their age-old rituals and ancient genetic fingerprints. Now, after more than a century of being scrutinized by science, the San are demanding something back. The group has unveiled a code of ethics for researchers wishing to study their culture or genetic heritage. (Science) Use our resources to learn more about Africa’s … Continue reading San People Draft Code of Ethics for Researchers
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. Monday, February 13 TDIGH: Australia Apologizes to the ‘Stolen Generations’ In 2008 the prime minister of Australia formally apologized for the practice of forcibly … Continue reading This Week in Geographic History, February 13 – 19
Here’s an advance look at a 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. Monday, October 24 TDIGH: United Nations Founded Directly after World War II, representatives from 50 countries created the UN in hopes of increasing … Continue reading This Week in Geographic History, October 24 – 30
What did you learn this week? Let us know in the comments or at firstname.lastname@example.org. This week, we learned … … under Hawaii’s starry skies, there is a fight over sacred ground. So, we know what’s going on on top of Mauna Kea. What’s going on below? Where else are indigenous groups protesting for greater sovereignty? … humans can only live about 115 years. … Continue reading 10 Things We Learned This Week!