SPORTS Muhammad Ali, the legendary boxer acknowledged as the “athlete of the century,” has died. Here are some strategies for bringing “The Greatest of All Time” to your classroom. (Sports Illustrated) Use our resources to learn a little about one of icon’s most iconic moments—the Rumble in the Jungle. Discussion Ideas 1. ATHLETICS Boxing legend Muhammad Ali was declared the “Sportsman of the Century” by … Continue reading 4 of the Greatest Ways to Teach about Muhammad Ali
GEOGRAPHY As the world prepares for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, here’s a guide to the series’ most famous settings and where you can feel the Force. (Guardian) Use our resources to learn a little about a galaxy far, far, away. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Discussion Ideas Have your students divide into groups and create … Continue reading Visit the Star Wars Universe Without Ever Leaving Planet Earth
ARTS By now, you’re probably familiar with the global hit “Let It Go” from Disney’s Frozen. However, you may be less familiar with versions sung in one of the 41 other languages recorded for the film’s foreign releases. (NPR) Use our resources to get in tune with globalization. Discussion Ideas The 25 languages represented in the amazing, seamless video above are just more than half … Continue reading ‘Let it Go’ Goes Global
WORLD José Salvador Alvarenga has captured imaginations and raised a few skeptical eyebrows. Alvarenga claims to have drifted across 10,800 kilometers (6,700 miles) of Pacific Ocean, eating fish and turtles while drinking rainwater during an astounding 13-month ordeal. If his incredible tale is proved true, Alvarenga will join the list of history’s famous castaways. (National Geographic News) Use our resources to better understand real-life Robinson … Continue reading Man May Join Pantheon of Famous Castaways
Perhaps unlike many of you out there, it was just a few days ago that I finally heard about this guy named Matt who has managed to turn a simple, rather silly dance into one of the most popular videos on the Web. That simple dance has taken Matt to some of the most exciting places around the world and propelled him to a level of … Continue reading Where’s Matt??