SCIENCE Three years after locating the ghostly galleon San José, researchers reveal how they made their famous find. (Science Alert) Use our article to learn how marine archaeologists explore the history and cultures of ancient civilizations. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas What was the San José? Why was it so laden with precious metals … Continue reading Scientists Find the $17-Billion ‘Holy Grail of Shipwrecks’
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 July 25 TDIGH: Satellite Records ‘Face on Mars’ Seeing a “face” on Mars or a man in the moon are examples … Continue reading Looking Ahead: This Week in Geographic History, July 25 – 31
WORLD Yes, they had to yank eyeballs from sockets and beating hearts from chests, but pirates had voting rights and were compensated for injury. (Nat Geo News) Check out our collection on historic and contemporary pirates and piracy. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit, and a round-up of other interesting reads this week—from the Tour de France … Continue reading Democratic Duels?
WORLD Dozens of migrants have drowned in the Mediterranean after a boat carrying an estimated 137 people sank south of Sicily. (BBC) Use this excellent activity to better understand patterns of human migration in the Mediterranean basin and elsewhere. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit, including a link to today’s MapMaker Interactive map. Discussion Ideas Why are … Continue reading Another Migrant Boat Sinks in Mediterranean
SCIENCE An unprecedented discovery of more than 2,000 gold coins off the north-central coast of Israel might be part of the largest gold hoard ever found in the eastern Mediterranean, according to archaeologists. (Nat Geo News) Learn more about the ancient harbor where the coins were found. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Discussion Ideas Coins like … Continue reading A Fistful of Dinars