UNITED STATES Heads up, cities: Economic growth does not necessarily go hand-in-hand with economic and racial inclusion. (CityLab) Use this tool to measure the inclusivity in your own city, and check out today’s MapMaker Interactive map for a look at the term’s broad categories. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas A new study from the … Continue reading How Inclusive is Your City?
BOOKS Charlie Bucket, the hero of Roald Dahl’s famous book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, was originally written to be a “little black boy,” according to Felicity Dahl, the author’s widow. (NPR) Why does diversity in children’s literature make a difference? Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit, including great media literacy guides from our partners. Discussion Ideas … Continue reading Charlie from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Was Originally Written as a ‘Little Black Boy’
UNITED STATES The question is why workers have sorted into these roles—and what would happen if the pay gaps narrowed. (Bloomberg) What are the best jobs in America? Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas The fascinating Bloomberg article outlines the jobs “most segregated by gender and race” in the U.S. What does “segregated” mean in … Continue reading What Are the Most Segregated Jobs in America?
POLITICS The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that North Carolina’s legislature unlawfully relied on race when drawing two of the state’s congressional districts. (SCOTUSblog) Use this great lesson plan on redistricting and gerrymandering from the good folks at KQED. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas The Supreme Court just decided a case concerning redistricting in … Continue reading What is Gerrymandering?
Mike Presser, this week’s Educator of the Week, inspires his students to see geography in their everyday lives and to see themselves as agents of change. Mike teaches AP human geography, world history, and U.S. history at Rancho Verde High School in Moreno Valley, California. Learn more about Mike by reading his blog or checking out his capstone project from the Nat Geo Educator Certification Program. How … Continue reading Educator Spotlight: Mapping Community Diversity