WORLD More than 70 years after the Blitz, a WWII-era bomb prompted authorities to cancel flights at London City Airport. (BBC) Learn more about the Blitz here with our short reference resource. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit, including a link to today’s simple MapMaker Interactive map. Discussion Ideas How did a bomb end up buried in … Continue reading Axis Bomb Shuts Down London Airport
Here’s an advance look at 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, January 10 TDIGH: London Underground Opens The London Underground opened in 1863, making it the oldest underground railway in the world. Map: London … Continue reading This Week in Geographic History, January 9 – 15
What did you learn this week? We learned … … you can print your own portable universe—for free! How do cartographers usually depict the universe? … how to navigate the languages of New York. Editor’s pick of the week! What other areas of the world rank highly in the language diversity index? … why earworm songs are earworm songs. What songs are your … Continue reading 10 Things We Learned This Week!
WORLD The earliest dated documents from Londinium highlight the city’s history. (Nat Geo News) How did the technology of writing help ancient Rome maintain control of their expanding empire? Use our resources to find out. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas The Museum of London Archaeology (MOLA) recently published research on Britain’s largest, earliest and … Continue reading Ancient Roman Tablets Reveal Voices of the Earliest Londoners
Guest blogger Daniel Raven-Ellison is a Guerrilla Geographer, Geo-Educator and National Geographic Emerging Explorer who has just launched a website in an effort to turn the entire city of London, England, into a National Park. Geography is a lens that gives us the power to see and think about the world. It is a powerful lens that gives us super-human powers. From examining the microscopic … Continue reading 10 Reasons Why London Should Become a National Park