How Geography Impacts Flu Outbreaks

HEALTH The physical geography of cities—in particular, the differences between a city’s urban core and its suburban periphery—may help guide public health planning. (Pacific Standard) Use our activity to learn how researchers can map an epidemic—or stop one from happening. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Discussion Ideas New research focuses on the connection between physical geography … Continue reading How Geography Impacts Flu Outbreaks

See 85 Years of Baseball History Vanish in 30 Seconds

SPORTS It’s been five years since Yankee Stadium was demolished after serving as home to the New York Yankees for 85 years. National Geographic was there throughout the demolition process. (Nat Geo News) What’s a Yankee? Use our encyclopedic entry to find out. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit, including a link to today’s MapMaker Interactive map. … Continue reading See 85 Years of Baseball History Vanish in 30 Seconds

The United States of Thanksgiving

UNITED STATES Here are delicious recipes that evoke each of the 50 states (and D.C. and Puerto Rico). Dig in, then tell us your choices. (New York Times) Use our resources to get some ideas about how native and immigrant cultures shape “American food.” Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit, including a link to today’s MapMaker Interactive map. … Continue reading The United States of Thanksgiving

Mount Fuji ‘Set for UNESCO Listing’

WORLD Mount Fuji ‘Set for UNESCO Listing’ Japan’s near-symmetrical snow-topped volcano, Mount Fuji, looks likely to become the newest UNESCO World Heritage site, officials say. Discussion Ideas: A UNESCO World Heritage Site is one recognized as being “of outstanding universal value” and meeting one of 10 criteria. Read the short list of criteria, then read our short “media spotlight” on Mount Fuji. Do students think … Continue reading Mount Fuji ‘Set for UNESCO Listing’

Unfinished FEMA Maps Put Flood Victims In Limbo

UNITED STATES Unfinished FEMA Maps Put Flood Victims In Limbo Superstorm Sandy pummeled the East Coast six months ago, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) was there, finding people temporary shelter and supporting rebuilding efforts. FEMA also has another role. It oversees the creation of flood maps, which model the risk of flooding in different areas during storms. These maps are used to set … Continue reading Unfinished FEMA Maps Put Flood Victims In Limbo