WORLD North Korea and South Korea will march together at the opening ceremony under a unification flag. (NPR) Who will not be marching at the Olympics? Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas In a historic move, North Korea and South Korea will march together in next month’s Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Why … Continue reading Koreans Will March Together at the Olympics
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. Tuesday, June 13 TDIGH: First Inter-Korea Summit In 2000, the leaders of North and South Korea … Continue reading This Week in Geographic History: Inter-Korea Summit
SCIENCE North Korea just announced a successful underground test of a nuclear device, and seismic evidence supports that claim. How do scientists know the earthquake in North Korea was triggered by an underground nuclear blast and was not a naturally occurring tectonic event? (BBC) Why are North Korea’s nuclear tests such a big deal, anyway? Use our great study guide to find out. Teachers, scroll … Continue reading How Do Scientists Tell the Difference Between Natural Earthquakes and Earthquakes Caused by Nuclear Tests?
WORLD North Korea says it has carried out an underground test of a hydrogen bomb, but Western observers are skeptical. What’s the big deal? (BBC) Use our resources to learn more about the U.S.’s own testing of H-bombs. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit, including today’s MapMaker Interactive map. Discussion Ideas Hasn’t North Korea tested nuclear weapons … Continue reading Did North Korea Just Detonate a Hydrogen Bomb?
WORLD North Korea’s isolation is visible in new satellite photos that show the energy-bankrupt country at night. (National Geographic News) Use our resources to see North Korea’s dark nights. Discussion Ideas Take a look at our MapMaker Interactive, with the “Lights at Night” layer activated. The bright lights of South Korea and the heavily industrialized area ringing the Bohai Sea, China, (sometimes called the Gulf … Continue reading North Korea Goes Dark