Geography Awareness Week: Honoring a Forgotten Slave Cemetery

UNITED STATES Students and educators who discovered a slave burial site at a Bronx park are working to have a marker placed, delivering belated recognition to early New Yorkers. (New York Times) The Hunts Point Slave Burial Ground Project has a fantastic, standards-aligned curriculum. This citizen science project is a perfect example of the Geography of Civil Rights—this year’s Geography Awareness Week theme. Teachers, scroll … Continue reading Geography Awareness Week: Honoring a Forgotten Slave Cemetery

This Week in Geographic History: The Slave Trade & Its Abolition

Check out our Pinterest board for more related resources! We’re slowing down for the summer! Instead of our usual roundup of “This Day in Geographic History” (TDIGH) events, here’s a closer look at one historic event that connects to something in the news today. We’ve also matched it with a map or visual, background information, and additional resources. Wednesday, August 23 TDIGH: International Day for … Continue reading This Week in Geographic History: The Slave Trade & Its Abolition

This Week in Geographic History, December 12 – 18

Here’s an advance look at 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. Tuesday, December 13 TDIGH: George W. Bush Claims U.S. Presidency Despite Al Gore winning the popular vote and the recount in Florida being unfinished, … Continue reading This Week in Geographic History, December 12 – 18

Highlights from History: American Women in Politics

HISTORY Last week, Hillary Clinton made history by becoming the first woman in the United States to receive a presidential nomination from a major party. (Al Jazeera) We look back on a few highlights of women’s political progress in the US. Use our resources to learn about woman suffrage, suffragette Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and the first three waves of feminism. Teachers, scroll down for a … Continue reading Highlights from History: American Women in Politics

Where Are the World’s Slaves?

WORLD More than 45 million people are living in modern slavery, with Asia accounting for two-thirds of the victims, a new report says. (Quartz) Use our timeline to learn more about the ugly history of legal slavery in the United States. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit, including today’s MapMaker Interactive map. Discussion Ideas According to the … Continue reading Where Are the World’s Slaves?