UNITED STATES Conflict between Native American protesters and private security personnel over construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline has turned violent. What is the Dakota Access Pipeline? (NPR and CNN) Use our resources to learn more about the long history of Native American protest movements in the Dakotas. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit, including today’s MapMaker … Continue reading Dakota Access Pipeline: What You Need to Know
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. Wednesday, August 3 TDIGH: France and Germany Declare War Following the assassination of Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand in June 1914, war broke out … Continue reading Looking Ahead: This Week in Geographic History, August 1-7
WORLD Mexico is launching a big experiment in democracy that promises to turn people’s ideas into the new law of the land. (Fusion) How have everyday people contributed to democratic ideas in the United States? Use our resources to find out. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Discussion Ideas In a bold move intended to involve more … Continue reading Mexico City is Crowdsourcing its Constitution
ENVIRONMENT Lions are now protected under the U.S. Endangered Species Act. But what does the listing really mean for lion conservation? (Nat Geo Voices blog) How can you get involved in lion conservation in the U.S.? Join the Big Cats Initiative Sister School Program. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Discussion Ideas Late last year, lions were … Continue reading What does the Endangered Species Listing Mean for Lions?
UNITED STATES Why won’t Apple unlock the iPhone used by a terrorist? (Fusion) Use our basic resources to introduce issues about privacy and personal territory. Do students consider data on their smartphones their “personal territory”? Scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Discussion Ideas How did this all start? According to the genuinely great explainer from Fusion, “The FBI … Continue reading FBI v. Apple