What did you learn this week? Let us know in the comments or at email@example.com. This week, we learned … … that breakfast is not the most important meal of the day. … how a secret forest grew without anyone noticing. … that railway stations are the architecture of democracy, and airports are just out-of-town sheds. … how Silicon Valley is reimagining … Continue reading 12 Things We Learned This Week!
WORLD Kashmir has been at the center of a long-standing dispute between India and Pakistan. Both countries control part of the Himalayan region, but claim it in its entirely. (Wall Street Journal) Use today’s MapMaker Interactive map to find Kashmir and identify its human and physical geography. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit, including a link to … Continue reading Mapping the Conflict in Kashmir
What did you learn this week? Let us know in the comments or at firstname.lastname@example.org. This week, we learned… … Jellyfish Lake is running out of jellyfish. … how these six maps can change the way we think about the world. … there is an interactive way to track how race and class impact performance in your school district. … it’s never … Continue reading 12 Things We Learned This Week!
As the spring equinox approaches, several cultures and religious groups will be celebrating holidays. For students, holidays are an exciting break from the norm. Why not take advantage of this week of overlapping celebrations to teach students about world cultures and religions? Check out this map of major world religions to get started. Magha Puja Day: February 11, 2017 More than 2,500 years ago, Buddhists believe … Continue reading Weekly Warm-Up: 4 Springtime Holidays Around the World
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?