ENVIRONMENT The Nile river and its fertile delta were long the source of Egypt’s wealth and greatness. Today, they face relentless assault from both land and sea. (Yale Environment 360) Navigate the anatomy of the Nile with our video and map resource. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources, including today’s MapMaker Interactive map. Discussion Ideas According to the Yale article, the … Continue reading The Vanishing Nile
ENVIRONMENT These rivers face a number of threats, from dams to pollution—and a possible reduction in conservation funding. (Nat Geo News) Learn a little more about the most endangered river in the U.S. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources, including today’s MapMaker Interactive map. Discussion Ideas Take a look at today’s MapMaker Interactive map. What chief threat does American Rivers identify … Continue reading Where Are the Most Endangered Rivers in the U.S.?
Shakenya Humphries, this week’s Educator of the Week, makes language arts compelling by connecting readings and writings to real-world challenges. Shakenya teaches language arts at Washington School for Girls in Washington, D.C. Activity: Water Rights and Responsibilities Grade Level: 6-7 Time Commitment: Around 2 weeks Connecting Reading and Writing to Living Some students who live in inner-city schools struggle with language arts because they are … Continue reading Educator Spotlight: Language Arts Goes Green
WORLD Plans to build a huge hydroelectric dam in the Amazon have been put on hold due to concerns about its impact on the indigenous community in the region. (Guardian) Use our fantastic hi-res map to find the proposed site of the São Luiz do Tapajós dam and an array of other human activities in the Amazon Basin. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list … Continue reading Brazil Suspends Amazon Dam Project
ENVIRONMENT A new map from Climate Central shows how water will flow into hundreds of U.S. cities under the best and worst global warming scenarios. (Wired) Watch our video to better understand sea level rise, and why polar ice caps matter to tropical coasts. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Discussion Ideas The intriguing and terrifying scenarios … Continue reading See How Sea-Level Rise Might Drown Some Cities