WORLD Modern people aren’t the only ones who’ve polluted the atmosphere. Ancient air pollution has now allowed scientists a peek into the economic health of Ancient Rome. (Science) Use our rich collection of resources to learn more about the geographic, cultural, and political atmosphere of Ancient Rome—and decide for yourself if it was polluted. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in … Continue reading Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire Documented in Greenlandic Ice
Credit cards bring to mind shopping sprees, exotic trips, or buying your dream house. Walking into any store and just swiping away—or, these days, inserting your chip card. Are we giving credit cards too much credit? We talked with financial advisor Gustavo Camacho about what credit is and how credit cards can be an important part of establishing financial security. Credit is a measure of … Continue reading What Is Credit, Anyway?
UNITED STATES The 2017 American Liberty 225th Anniversary Gold Coin marks the first time that Liberty will be portrayed as a black woman. (Washington Post) Why gold coins? Why not? Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas Why is the 2017 American Liberty 225th Anniversary Gold Coin so innovative? This is the first time the U.S. … Continue reading An African American ‘Lady Liberty’
MONEY Tipping has reached a tipping point in America. How are restaurants changing? (Nat Geo’s The Plate) Use our resources to see how one cool school is giving students real-world skills in the restaurant industry. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit, including today’s poll. Discussion Ideas What is a tip? A tip, also called a gratuity, is … Continue reading To Tip, or not to Tip?
UNITED STATES If a group of campaigners has its way, by 2020, when Americans withdraw cash from an ATM, it will be Harriet Tubman’s portrait gracing the $20 bill, not Andrew Jackson’s. (Christian Science Monitor) Use our resources to learn more about Harriet Tubman. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit, including today’s poll. Discussion Ideas Why do … Continue reading Tubman on the $20?