WORLD With all the myths circulating about the caravan at the Mexico-US border, let’s separate fact from fiction. (CNN) Use our resource to learn a little about the border between the United States and Mexico. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas What is the “Migrant Caravan”? The Migrant Caravan describes the annual, coordinated journey of … Continue reading Five Myths about the ‘Migrant Caravan’
What did you learn this week? Let us know in the comments or at firstname.lastname@example.org. This week, we learned … … there is a Museum of Endangered Sounds that preserves all those obsolete ’90s tech noises. How many sounds in the museum can you identify? What are some everyday sounds you think might be obsolete in 20 years? Resource: Sound out your city! … Continue reading 10 Things We Learned This Week!
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
POLITICS It took six months of hard work for Mexican authorities to track down notorious drug lord Joaquin Guzmán, popularly known as “El Chapo. Now, it could take years of hard work to extradite him to the United States. (USA Today) Use today’s MapMaker Interactive map to see which jurisdictions have indicted Guzman, and where he may stand trial. Teachers, scroll down for a quick … Continue reading Will ‘El Chapo’ Be Extradited to the U.S.?
ENVIRONMENT If a picture is worth a thousand words, satellite images may tell a crucial story for conservationists and anyone else looking to protect tigers or other endangered species. (National Geographic News) Use our resources to better understand big cats and their habitats. Discussion Ideas Look at our MapMaker Interactive, which displays a beautiful map layer of “Big Cat Ranges.” The Nat Geo News article … Continue reading Satellite Images: New Tool for Conservation