POLITICS The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that North Carolina’s legislature unlawfully relied on race when drawing two of the state’s congressional districts. (SCOTUSblog) Use this great lesson plan on redistricting and gerrymandering from the good folks at KQED. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas The Supreme Court just decided a case concerning redistricting in … Continue reading What is Gerrymandering?
By Sarah Rhodes Senior Librarian, National Geographic Library Imagine seeing a massive lighthouse lifted from the ground and rolling down the beach. Fifteen years ago, that’s exactly what happened on the shore of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. Why move a lighthouse? Because the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse was in trouble, and this was the National Park Service’s best hope to save it. The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is … Continue reading #tbt: How Do You Move a Historic Lighthouse? Slowly, and with Lots of Soap