Towering Memorial

WORLD The poppy exhibition at the Tower of London has become a national sensation, with some 4 million people expected to have seen it by the time the last of the poppies is planted on Nov. 11, the day the war ended in 1918. (Washington Post) Use our resources to better understand Armistice Day. Teachers, scroll down of a short list of key resources in … Continue reading Towering Memorial

Scots Free?

WORLD On September 18, Scottish voters will answer a simple question: “Should Scotland be an independent country?” Here are some answers to frequently asked questions about the referendum. (Guardian) Use our resources to get an idea about how long England and Scotland have been debating this issue. Discussion Ideas Scots will go to the polls next week to answer Yes or No to a simple, … Continue reading Scots Free?

Win the Longitude Prize—and $17 million

SCIENCE A £10 million prize (about $16,820,000) has been launched to solve one of the six greatest scientific problems facing the world today. The competition was inspired by the 1714 Longitude Prize, which was won by John Harrison. His clocks enabled sailors to pinpoint their position at sea for the first time. (BBC) Use our resources to better understand longitude, and get started on a 21st … Continue reading Win the Longitude Prize—and $17 million

Geographic Learning in the UK: Part 2

Geography Lesson 2: Cultural diffusion  I would never suggest spending precious time abroad watching television in lieu of getting out and actually experiencing another culture. However, I have found that it can provide some valuable insights–in small doses. Television and other mass media platforms are primary means for cultural communication in many societies, after all. Most nights that I was in the U.K, I would … Continue reading Geographic Learning in the UK: Part 2

Geographic learning in the U.K.: Part 1

You may have noticed an absence of my signature here these last couple of weeks. Out on a vacation to the United Kingdom, I experienced the characteristic London drizzle, and much more. Crossing back over “the pond” (British expression referring to the Atlantic Ocean that separates Europe from the eastern coast of the U.S.), I felt quite rejuvenated! The great thing about “doing geography” for … Continue reading Geographic learning in the U.K.: Part 1