How far do your students travel without ever leaving home? Well, what sort of products do they rely on? From cereal, toothpaste, and sneakers, to smartphones, e-readers, and video-game consoles, your students are a vital part of multiple global trading networks. Challenge your students to consider the journey behind everyday products with our Interdependence and You activity. By researching the path of bananas, chocolate, or … Continue reading Weekly Warm-Up: Chocolate Treats for Fair-Trade Month
BUSINESS Tech companies launched a coalition aiming to reduce the illegal online trade in ivory and other wildlife products by 80% by 2020. (National Geographic) What else will it take to stop wildlife trafficking? Find out from Nat Geo Explorer Juliana Machado Ferreira. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas A new program unites international technology … Continue reading Tech Giants Unite, to Fight Wildlife Crime Online
WORLD Evidence suggests that camels came with Roman legions to sites throughout Southern Europe. (Dr. Caitlin R. Green) What else was going on in Londinium? Use our great resource to learn more about Roman London. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas Take a look at the map above, and compare it with this fantastic … Continue reading What Were Camels Doing in Ancient Britain?
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
POLITICS The U.S. Navy has put a spotlight on longstanding disputes in the South China Sea. (USA Today) Use today’s MapMaker Interactive map to chart overlapping territorial disputes in these resource-rich waters. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources, including today’s MapMaker Interactive map. Discussion Ideas For reference, the good folks at the Council on Foreign Relations have put together a fantastic … Continue reading Competing Claims in the South China Sea