WORLD Yemen is in the midst of an unfathomable humanitarian crisis. What factors are contributing to the conflict? (BBC and Lawfare) Where is Yemen? Use our map to customize a map of Yemen and the Arabian Peninsula. Discussion Ideas Read through the truly great Lawfare article on the Yemeni crisis, and try to unpack some of the issues with the questions below. Here’s its perfect … Continue reading What’s Going on in Yemen?
What did you learn this week? Let us know in the comments or at firstname.lastname@example.org. This week, we learned … … James Bond’s fake Day of the Dead parade was so cool Mexico wants to do it for real. (Teachers! Learn more about Dia de los Muertos here!) … South Africa’s amazing MeerKAT telescope array spotted more than 1,300 unknown galaxies. (Teachers! Learn … Continue reading 14 Things We Learned This Week
POLITICS Where are migrants coming from? Where are they going? What’s next? (BBC) What are refugees? Use our basic encyclopedic entry to find out. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Discussion Ideas Many articles on the European Migrant Crisis distinguish between migrants, asylum-seekers, and refugees. What is the difference? Read this article from USA Today for some … Continue reading Migrant Crisis Q&A
WORLD Civil unrest and humanitarian crises can now be detected from space—because of, somewhat surprisingly, cleaner air. (New York Times) Customize our map of the Middle East to identify where (reduced) air pollution has corresponded to conflict. This is a great way to get your students thinking holistically about current events, geography, and the environment. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources … Continue reading Byproduct of Middle Eastern Conflicts: Cleaner Air
WORLD Leaders of the 22-nation Arab League have agreed to the principle of creating a joint Arab military force. (USA Today) Use our resources to learn more about the Arab League and other international organizations. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit, including a link to today’s MapMaker Interactive map of the Arab League. Discussion Ideas The USA Today … Continue reading Arab League to Create Joint Military Force