UNITED STATES This week, the name of the 6,194-meter (20,320-foot) peak in Alaska changed from Mount McKinley to Denali. Nat Geo explains why the peak has so many names, whether its new one is really permanent, and how mapmakers will handle the change. (Nat Geo News) Use today’s simple MapMaker Interactive map or our 1-page map of Alaska to put “the great one” in perspective. … Continue reading McKinley vs. Denali: What’s in a Name?
WORLD The first name in recorded history isn’t a king. Or a warrior. Or a poet. He was an accountant, Kushim. (National Geographic Phenomena) Use our resources to learn more about ancient civilizations. 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 Take a look at the gorgeous clay … Continue reading Who was the First Person in History?