ENVIRONMENT At the Pacific Ocean’s largest green sea turtle rookery, a crisis is unfolding—up to 99% of the turtles are female. (National Geographic) Download and print your own coloring page of a sea turtle. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas The groundbreaking new study examines the sex ratio of a large population of green sea … Continue reading All the Single Ladies
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. Find all the resources here, as well as more, in this post’s unique Pinterest board! Find … Continue reading This Week in Geographic History: World Population Day
SCIENCE A new study indicates a small breeding population may have doomed the last woolly mammoths, a theory that could change how we think about conservation efforts today. (Christian Science Monitor) Should we resurrect the woollies? How would we maintain the genetic diversity that is crucial to healthy populations? Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit, including today’s … Continue reading Sad Last Stand of the Woolly Mammoth
Here’s an advance look at a some of the “This Day in Geographic History” (TDIGH) events coming up this week. For each date, we’ve matched it with a map or visual, background information, and a classroom activity so you can plan ahead. Monday, October 31 TDIGH: Day of 7 Billion In 2011 the UN recognized that the worldwide population had reached 7 billion; it is … Continue reading This Week in Geographic History, October 31 – November 6
WORLD Demonstrations erupted across the Middle East as Shiite Muslims protested Saudi Arabia’s execution of prominent Shiite cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr. Who was Sheikh Nimr, and what are the differences between Sunni and Shiite Islam? (Irish Examiner) Use our resources to learn more about the historic differences between Sunni and Shiite Muslims. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ … Continue reading Sunnis and Shiites: Why are Saudi Arabia and Iran at Odds?