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. Tuesday, November 29 TDIGH: Palestine Divided The UN’s 1947 decision to divide the British territory into a Jewish and an Arab state resulted … Continue reading This Week in Geographic History, November 28 – December 4
GEOGRAPHY An apparent error on a satellite navigation app led two Israeli soldiers into a Palestinian village. The ensuing skirmish left at least one person dead. (Washington Post) Use our great activity to get an introduction to GIS and its impacts on our everyday lives. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Discussion Ideas Read through our activity … Continue reading GPS App Leads Israeli Soldiers into Palestinian Enclave
Marleen Spierings, this week’s Educator of the Week, inspires her students to be global readers by introducing them to English literature lessons and teachers from around the world. Marleen is an English teacher at Rijnlands Lyceum Oegstgeest near The Hague, Netherlands. Activity: “Why Metaphor?” (YMeta4) Grade Level: 9-12 Time Commitment: 3 Months This project aims to improve students’ understanding of literary devices and empowers them … Continue reading Educator Spotlight: Inspiring Global Readers
WORLD Archaeologists in Huqoq, Israel, are puzzling over depictions of dancers, elephants, and a mysterious figure that may be Alexander the Great. (Nat Geo News) Learn more about Huqoq and its dazzling mosaics with our terrific case study! Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Note: Current Event Connections is slowing down for the summer. Our column will continue … Continue reading Does Ancient Mosaic Hold a New Image of Alexander the Great?
SCIENCE An unprecedented discovery of more than 2,000 gold coins off the north-central coast of Israel might be part of the largest gold hoard ever found in the eastern Mediterranean, according to archaeologists. (Nat Geo News) Learn more about the ancient harbor where the coins were found. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Discussion Ideas Coins like … Continue reading A Fistful of Dinars