WORLD Pakistan plans to fence up most of the 2,500-km (1,500-mile) Durand Line despite Afghanistan’s protests that the barrier would divide families and friends along the border. (Reuters) What is the Durand Line? How is the border between Afghanistan and Pakistan a troubled legacy of colonialism? Use our reference resource to learn more. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our … Continue reading Border Wall Controversy … in Central Asia
What did you learn this week? Let us know in the comments or at firstname.lastname@example.org. This week, we learned … … under Hawaii’s starry skies, there is a fight over sacred ground. So, we know what’s going on on top of Mauna Kea. What’s going on below? Where else are indigenous groups protesting for greater sovereignty? … humans can only live about 115 years. … Continue reading 10 Things We Learned This Week!
WORLD Kashmir has been at the center of a long-standing dispute between India and Pakistan. Both countries control part of the Himalayan region, but claim it in its entirely. (Wall Street Journal) Use today’s MapMaker Interactive map to find Kashmir and identify its human and physical geography. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit, including a link to … Continue reading Mapping the Conflict in Kashmir
By Neal Lineback and Mandy Lineback Gritzner, Geography in the NewsTM Festival results are still coming in, but it looks like the world’s largest pumpkin to-date has outgrown last year’s record which was an amazing 2,032 pounds (921.7 kg) grown in California in 2013. Pumpkin weigh-offs are happening around the world and in the United States at county and state fairs for the 2014 crop. While … Continue reading Geography In The News: The Great American Pumpkin
WORLD Two champions of children have won the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize. Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi were honored “for their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education.” (New York Times) Use our resources to learn more about other Nobel Prize winners. Teachers: Scroll all the way down for a short list of key … Continue reading Who is Malala?