WORLD With a roughly 10-minute phone call with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen, President-elect Donald Trump broke from nearly 40 years of U.S. policy in Asia and probably complicated relations among the United States, China, and Taiwan. What’s the big deal? (Washington Post) Use our resources to take a look at a brief history of the “Two Chinas.” Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of … Continue reading Why Are People Making Such a Big Deal about the Trump-Taiwan Call?
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. Wednesday, December 7 TDIGH: Date Which Will Live in Infamy Japan’s 1941 attack on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii caused the … Continue reading This Week in Geographic History, December 5 – 11
Terry Smith is a teacher educator who helps future teachers go beyond the classroom walls and be creative with the resources of the world. Read about his first global project, which brought him and ten 4th graders to Taiwan! I was forever changed by this experience, filled with the spirit of world travel, world relations, and world awe. Watching the incredible, engaging impact on my … Continue reading Field Trip of a Lifetime
WORLD Seven countries lay claim to parts of the South and East China Sea, the strategic waters through which 50 percent of the world’s shipping tonnage passes, and under which vast deposits of oil and gas may lie. Taiwan is pushing its first-ever mapping project to back up its own claims—which are as large as mainland China’s. (Christian Science Monitor) Use our MapMaker Interactive to … Continue reading Pixel by Pixel, Taiwan Maps Its Maritime Claims