ENVIRONMENT Across the globe, cities are tackling climate change by shifting away from fossil fuels. Yet a survey shows they’re now at very different stages. (Nat Geo News) See how difficult it is to balance a city’s energy portfolio. You have the power! Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources, including a link to today’s MapMaker Interactive map. Discussion Ideas According to … Continue reading Which Cities Are Fossil-Fuel Free?
UNITED STATES Did you know that 74% of Americans report using emoji every single day? What states are using what emoji? Sure, Alaskans are fishers and Washingtonians love music . . . but what is Vermonters’ fascination with smiling poo? (Tech Crunch) Use our U.S. MapMaker Kit to label and navigate the United States of emoji! Educators, scroll down for a quick list of key resources … Continue reading The United States of Emoji
GEOGRAPHY G’day, Australia! For the fifth year in a row, Melbourne remains the most liveable location on Earth. (CNN and The Economist) Use our resources to learn more about the political, economic, and cultural functions of cities. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources, including a link to today’s MapMaker Interactive map. Discussion Ideas What criteria did The Economist Intelligence Unit use … Continue reading The World’s Most Liveable City is . . .
SCIENCE The population of wild giant pandas has risen some 17% in just over a decade, the Chinese government reported this week. (Nat Geo News) Play our game to design a giant panda wildlife reserve with the right amount of food, water, and shelter to help your pandas be healthy, learn important survival and social skills, and prepare for release into the wild. Teachers, scroll down for … Continue reading Panda Populations on the Rebound
UNITED STATES It has green forests and bike friendly cities, and—despite the rain—it’s the top destination for people who moved out of state in 2014. (CNN Money) Map your favorite parts of this most favorable state. Teachers, scroll down for a short list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Discussion Ideas Read through the results of the United Van Lines survey of where Americans moved … Continue reading Everybody is Moving to . . .