What did you learn this week? Let us know in the comments or at firstname.lastname@example.org. This week, we learned … … Star Wars is really about feminism … and Jefferson … and Jesus. … nihonium, moscovium, tennessine and oganesson will step up to the periodic table. … how monsoon rains returned to lift India’s spirit and economy. (One assumes it played out like … Continue reading 12 Things We Learned This Week!
GEOGRAPHY The British mapping agency has released an easy-to-read terrain map of The Martian astronaut Mark Watney’s home-away-from-home. (BBC) Play our genuinely fun game to explore Mars with a more basic map. Educators, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit, including a map of Mars—and a map of The Martian. Discussion Ideas The new map of Mars was created … Continue reading Hiking Map for The Martian?
2016 is the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death. Here are 10 reasons Shakespeare is still relevant—and ways to celebrate his work. 10. Watch a movie! There are dozens of film adaptations of Shakespeare’s plays. You’ve seen West Side Story (above) and Gnomeo and Juliet. Here are some lesser-known adaptations and inspirations. Go to prison. Caesar Must Die is a dramatized documentary that follows real-life … Continue reading Weekly Warm-Up: 10 Ways to Celebrate Shakespeare
The Oscars are just around the corner, and it’s a good time to remember that movies are a great way to inspire people and mobilize them to action. In the case of environmental or conservation-minded films, this is especially true. What do this year’s crop of Oscar-nominated films have to say about conservation and the environment? Here are five questions about some of the most … Continue reading Weekly Warm-Up: Must-See Environmental Films
GEOGRAPHY As the world prepares for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, here’s a guide to the series’ most famous settings and where you can feel the Force. (Guardian) Use our resources to learn a little about a galaxy far, far, away. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Discussion Ideas Have your students divide into groups and create … Continue reading Visit the Star Wars Universe Without Ever Leaving Planet Earth