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. Sunday, July 2 TDIGH: Civil Rights Act of 1964 The landmark legislation ended segregation in public … Continue reading This Week in Geographic History: Civil Rights Act of 1964
WORLD What began as a student sit-in in Hong Kong has snowballed into an enormous protest as as police responded with tear gas, pepper spray, and rubber bullets. Here’s what you need to know so far. (New York Magazine) Use our resources to learn more about the Occupy movement and one of China’s “Special administrative regions,” Hong Kong. Discussion Ideas What is “Occupy Central” and why … Continue reading What’s Going On in Hong Kong?
GEOGRAPHY New York Police Department precincts have dozens of “forbidden zones”—places where officers are not allowed to go. The list describes a few of these places as “cooping” locations, slang for secluded spots where police officers have been known to park their patrol cars and nap. (New York Times) Use our resources to analyze your own community with mental maps. Discussion Ideas Read through our … Continue reading NYPD ‘Nap Maps’ List Forbidden Zones