POLITICS Why have tensions risen over Gibraltar and why is it important? (BBC) Customize your own map of this disputed territory here. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources, including today’s simple MapMaker Interactive map. Discussion Ideas The tiny territory (6.5 kilometers, or 2.5 square miles) of Gibraltar is suddenly dominating world news headlines. Where is Gibraltar? Gibraltar is a British overseas … Continue reading What is the Gibraltar Dispute?
What did you learn this week? Let us know in the comments or at firstname.lastname@example.org. This week, we learned … … Star Wars is really about feminism … and Jefferson … and Jesus. … nihonium, moscovium, tennessine and oganesson will step up to the periodic table. … how monsoon rains returned to lift India’s spirit and economy. (One assumes it played out like … Continue reading 12 Things We Learned This Week!
POLITICS All you need to know about the UK’s EU referendum. (BBC) What is the EU? Use our resources to find out. Educators, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Discussion Ideas What is the Brexit? “Brexit” is a portmanteau (mashup) of the words “British” and “exit.” Brexit refers to the possible departure of the United Kingdom from the … Continue reading What is the Brexit?
POLITICS The Duke of Cambridge is a vocal advocate for imperiled wildlife such as elephants and rhinos, and is making the issue of wildlife trafficking the subject of his U.S. visit. (Nat Geo News) Use our resources to better understand wildlife trafficking, and the market for ivory in particular. Teachers, scroll down for a short list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Discussion Ideas … Continue reading Meet Prince William, Wildlife Advocate
ARTS The British Museum has lent one of the so-called “Elgin Marbles” to Russia. What are the Elgins, what is cultural repatriation, and why is this such a controversy? (The Telegraph) Use our resources to better understand cultural repatriation. Should the statues be returned to Greece? Scroll down to vote! Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion … Continue reading Everything about the Elgins