Out-of-this-World Beads Show Native Culture’s Interaction Sphere

GEOGRAPHY Objects unearthed at a Native American burial site are remnants of an ancient space rock. (Nature) Who were the Hopewell? Use our resources to better understand this ancient Native American tradition. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas   The Nature article details an analysis of beads found in a Hopewell burial site in Havana, … Continue reading Out-of-this-World Beads Show Native Culture’s Interaction Sphere

This Week in Geographic History, November 28 – December 4

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. Tuesday, November 29 TDIGH: Palestine Divided The UN’s 1947 decision to divide the British territory into a Jewish and an Arab state resulted … Continue reading This Week in Geographic History, November 28 – December 4

This Week in Thanksgiving History

In place of our usual “This Week in Geographic History,” here’s a look at some of our Thanksgiving-themed content. Check out our Pinterest board for more related resources! Thursday, November 23 TDIGH: Thanksgiving Though not proclaimed a national holiday in the U.S. until 1863, feasts of thanksgiving were held as early as 1541 by the Spanish conquistadores. Maps: New York Toponyms Where Did the Pilgrims … Continue reading This Week in Thanksgiving History

This Week in Geographic History, November 7 – 13

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, November 7 TDIGH: October Revolution The Bolshevik party, led by lawyer Vladimir Lenin, seized control of the Russian government in 1917 and … Continue reading This Week in Geographic History, November 7 – 13

Dakota Access Pipeline: What You Need to Know

UNITED STATES Conflict between Native American protesters and private security personnel over construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline has turned violent. What is the Dakota Access Pipeline? (NPR and CNN) Use our resources to learn more about the long history of Native American protest movements in the Dakotas. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit, including today’s MapMaker … Continue reading Dakota Access Pipeline: What You Need to Know