After 150 years, First Nations Try to Raise the Rent around Lake Huron

POLITICS In exchange for land, Queen Victoria promised an annuity to each indigenous person around Lake Huron. Now a legal case seeks to bring that treaty up to date. (The Guardian) Where is this $4 land? Use our downloadable map to find Ojibwe cultural territory. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas Many indigenous peoples are … Continue reading After 150 years, First Nations Try to Raise the Rent around Lake Huron

DACA Deferred

POLITICS President Donald Trump on Tuesday moved to end the program that protects young undocumented immigrants—known as “dreamers”—from being deported. Under the plan, Congress has six months to come up with a legislative fix for the program, which will now expire next March. (PBS NewsHour) How did President Obama try to expand DACA? Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our … Continue reading DACA Deferred

This Week in Geographic History: Title IX

We’re slowing down for the summer! Instead of our usual roundup of “This Day in Geographic History” (TDIGH) events, here’s a closer look at one historic event that connects to something in the news today. We’ve also matched it with a map or visual, background information, and additional resources. Friday, June 23 TDIGH: Title IX The 1972 law prohibiting gender discrimination in federally funded educational … Continue reading This Week in Geographic History: Title IX

What You Need to Know about the National Monument ‘Rethink’

POLITICS President Trump on Wednesday ordered the Interior Department to review the size and scope of some national monuments larger than 100,000 acres created since 1996. (Nat Geo News) Use today’s MapMaker Interactive map to explore your public lands under review. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit, including today’s MapMaker Interactive map. Discussion Ideas President Donald Trump … Continue reading What You Need to Know about the National Monument ‘Rethink’

Prairie Dogs Live to Dig Another Day

ENVIRONMENT Every dog has its day, and prairie dogs are no exception. A federal court just ruled in favor of protecting the threatened Utah prairie dog. (Christian Science Monitor) What are prairie dogs? Use our short resource to get acquainted. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas The Christian Science Monitor article says a recent court … Continue reading Prairie Dogs Live to Dig Another Day