SPORTS This month, competitors representing the nations participating in the 2016 Rio Olympics will be joined by a small group walking without a national flag—refugee athletes set to make history on the global sporting stage. (Geographical) Use our resources to learn more about refugees. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit, including a link to today’s MapMaker Interactive … Continue reading What is the Refugee Olympic Team?
What did you learn this week? Let us know in the comments or at firstname.lastname@example.org. This week, we learned … … there is a secret library in Syria—and users dodge bullets to reach it. Learn more about the civil war in Syria here. … students who take AP classes don’t actually get better grades. Still interested in AP? Try material from our AP … Continue reading 10 Things We Learned This Week!
Nicole Eshelman, this week’s Educator of the Week, used personal stories to help students understand and empathize with refugees fleeing Syria and elsewhere. Nicole teaches history at Manheim Township High School in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Activity: Mapping the Refugee Crisis Grade Level: 12 Time Commitment: Around 6 hours or five class periods Developing Global Empathy History is, of course, alive and always changing. Studying a current … Continue reading Educator Spotlight: Mapping the Refugee Crisis
WORLD Babylonian artifacts provide a reminder of home, and hope, for Syrian and Iraqi refugees. (BBC) Use our resources to learn more about contemporary migrants to Europe. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Discussion Ideas The terrific BBC article describes a program for recent immigrants to Germany. Why does Germany have a high population of refugees from … Continue reading Refugees Find Inspiration as Museum Tour Guides
WORLD The damage ISIS inflicted on some of Palmyra’s most revered treasures could take about five years to repair, Syria’s antiquities chief has said. (Wall Street Journal) Why would ISIS target humanity’s shared history? Use our resources to find out. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit, including today’s MapMaker Interactive map of Palmyra’s archaeological sites. Discussion Ideas … Continue reading Can Palmyra Be Repaired in Five Years?