Panda Park Will Be Twice the Size of Yellowstone

ENVIRONMENT A new national park will connect 67 separate reserves, in the hopes of increasing the world’s panda population through continuous habitat. (Fast Company) Can you manage a successful panda park? Try our game to find out! Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit, including today’s simple MapMaker Interactive map. Discussion Ideas A new national park in China … Continue reading Panda Park Will Be Twice the Size of Yellowstone

This Week in Geographic History, September 25 – October 1

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. Check out our Pinterest board for more related resources!   Monday, September 25 TDIGH: Sequoia National Park is Created Created in 1890, the California … Continue reading This Week in Geographic History, September 25 – October 1

This Week in Geographic History: The Wilderness Act

Check out our Pinterest board for more related resources! We’re slowing down for the summer! Instead of our usual roundup of “This Day in Geographic History” (TDIGH) events, here’s a closer look at one historic event that connects to something in the news today. We’ve also matched it with a map or visual, background information, and additional resources. Sunday, September 3 TDIGH: Wilderness Act is … Continue reading This Week in Geographic History: The Wilderness Act

This Week in Geographic History, September 26 – October 2

Here’s an advance look at a 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. Monday, September 26 TDIGH: Happy Birthday, Johnny Appleseed Born as John Chapman in 1774, the nomadic farmer got his nickname from the thousands … Continue reading This Week in Geographic History, September 26 – October 2

National Parks Plan for Climate Change the way the Military Plans for Nuclear War

ENVIRONMENT The National Park Service (NPS) is playing a game of “what if” to prepare for climate change. (Smithsonian) How do students respond to “what if” climate-change scenarios? Watch this video to find out. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas The Smithsonian article details the increased use of “scenario planning” by the National Park Service. … Continue reading National Parks Plan for Climate Change the way the Military Plans for Nuclear War