WORLD North Korea and South Korea will march together at the opening ceremony under a unification flag. (NPR) Who will not be marching at the Olympics? Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas In a historic move, North Korea and South Korea will march together in next month’s Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Why … Continue reading Koreans Will March Together at the Olympics
What did you learn this week? Let us know in the comments or at firstname.lastname@example.org. This week, we learned … … Star Wars is really about feminism … and Jefferson … and Jesus. … nihonium, moscovium, tennessine and oganesson will step up to the periodic table. … how monsoon rains returned to lift India’s spirit and economy. (One assumes it played out like … Continue reading 12 Things We Learned This Week!
By Neal Lineback and Mandy Lineback Gritzner, Geography in the NewsTM Festival results are still coming in, but it looks like the world’s largest pumpkin to-date has outgrown last year’s record which was an amazing 2,032 pounds (921.7 kg) grown in California in 2013. Pumpkin weigh-offs are happening around the world and in the United States at county and state fairs for the 2014 crop. While … Continue reading Geography In The News: The Great American Pumpkin
POLITICS Virginia’s governor is in hot water with Korean American voters and Japan’s trade delegation. At issue: a body of water more than 7,000 miles away. Should Virginia’s school textbooks recognize the “Sea of Japan” or “Sea of Japan/East Sea”? (Washington Post) What do Nat Geo’s cartographers call the sea? Discussion Ideas Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe faces a dilemma about how Virginia school textbooks will … Continue reading Virginia Governor in Hot Water in Asia