ENVIRONMENT Communities in Peru are opposing a major development project approved by their central government. (National Geographic) Use our inquiry-based lesson plan to help students analyze the impact of building a road in the Amazon. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas Use these questions to start student inquiry. Then, use our lesson to help explore … Continue reading Isolated Tribes and Forests Threatened by New Amazon Road
Today’s article is one I am glad to bring to you because it shares with you how the legacy of a visionary is still changing the world for the better, even after his death. A few years ago my brother and I were introduced to The Ray C. Anderson Foundation, which is a private family foundation created to honor the legacy of Ray Anderson. You see, … Continue reading Ray C. Anderson Memorial Highway
GEOGRAPHY There’s a good chance Aboriginal people mapped out Australia’s road network thousands of years before Europeans arrived—and used star charts to do it. (Phys.org) Use our resources to learn more about how Aboriginal Australians charted their landscape. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Discussion Ideas The Phys.org article focuses on star maps created by Aboriginal Australians, … Continue reading Aboriginal Songlines Helped Draw the Map in Australia
Do your students know the names of the streets they take to get to school? Chances are, they may know some of the road names on their routes, but they may not know the history behind their names. This week, ask your students to take a closer look at the street signs they pass every day. Do they know the significance behind the names? The … Continue reading Weekly Warm-Up: The Street Fight for Martin Luther King, Jr.