Mapping the Conflict in Kashmir

WORLD Kashmir has been at the center of a long-standing dispute between India and Pakistan. Both countries control part of the Himalayan region, but claim it in its entirely. (Wall Street Journal) Use today’s MapMaker Interactive map to find Kashmir and identify its human and physical geography. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit, including a link to … Continue reading Mapping the Conflict in Kashmir

Monsoon Floods Kill Hundreds

WORLD Landslides and flash floods triggered by heavy monsoon rains have killed nearly 300 people in large swaths of northern India and Pakistan, officials say. (Associated Press) Use our resources to learn more about monsoons. Discussion Ideas Read through our encyclopedic entry on monsoons. According to our entry, monsoons always blow from cooler to warmer regions. Where are the winds of southern Asia’s devastating monsoon … Continue reading Monsoon Floods Kill Hundreds

India Place Names

This recent post on the renaissance of historic Indian city names got me thinking about the importance of place names. With no background information displayed on political maps, place names are our only clues to the stories behind cities and countries. We can guess that a place like Los Angeles was settled by Spanish speakers, but does that really convey the whole story? The name “Los … Continue reading India Place Names