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. TDIGH: First Meeting of the Security Council The United Nations Security Council, which is tasked with the responsibility of “maintaining international peace and security,” … Continue reading This Week in Geographic History, January 16 – 22
SPORTS This month, competitors representing the nations participating in the 2016 Rio Olympics will be joined by a small group walking without a national flag—refugee athletes set to make history on the global sporting stage. (Geographical) Use our resources to learn more about refugees. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit, including a link to today’s MapMaker Interactive … Continue reading What is the Refugee Olympic Team?
In a perfect world, we would not need to worry about animals being pushed to the brink of extinction, we would not need to worry about environmental threats such as climate change, ocean acidification or plastic pollution. In a perfect world we would not need to be concerned with issues such as the looming overpopulation of our planet and the concerns of how we are … Continue reading In A Perfect World…
WORLD Leaders of the 22-nation Arab League have agreed to the principle of creating a joint Arab military force. (USA Today) Use our resources to learn more about the Arab League and other international organizations. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit, including a link to today’s MapMaker Interactive map of the Arab League. Discussion Ideas The USA Today … Continue reading Arab League to Create Joint Military Force
HEALTH The 2014 crisis is the largest Ebola outbreak in history and the first in West Africa. Learn more about the deadly disease and responses to the crisis. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) Use our resources to learn more about the last major outbreak of Ebola. Discussion Ideas What is ebola? Ebola is an infectious disease caused by a virus. In fact, most doctors … Continue reading All About Ebola