What did you learn this week? Let us know in the comments or at firstname.lastname@example.org. This week, we learned … … that breakfast is not the most important meal of the day. … how a secret forest grew without anyone noticing. … that railway stations are the architecture of democracy, and airports are just out-of-town sheds. … how Silicon Valley is reimagining … Continue reading 12 Things We Learned This Week!
EDUCATION Following online criticism, publisher McGraw-Hill admitted that it glossed over the history of the slave trade in its 9th-grade geography textbook. (Washington Post) Join our Network of Alliances for Geographic Education for discourse on understanding the best practices for teaching human and historical geography. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Here is the original complaint lodged … Continue reading ‘Workers’ or ‘Slaves’? Geography Textbook Updated After Online Complaint
If anyone was listening to NPR this morning, they heard Steve Inskeep remark, “It is famously said that most people do not know their geography.” In this case, “most people” was a reference to Brazil’s Ministry of Education. In a new geography textbook just released to 6th grade students, a map featuring South America contained more than a few blunders: Paraguay was switched with Uruguay … Continue reading Map Mishaps in the World of Brazilian Textbooks