Here’s an advance look at a 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. Monday, October 24 TDIGH: United Nations Founded Directly after World War II, representatives from 50 countries created the UN in hopes of increasing … Continue reading This Week in Geographic History, October 24 – 30
ENVIRONMENT A report released last month evokes some Hollywood-style climate imagery. Although the Statue of Liberty is not yet being pummeled with waves as in the movie The Day After Tomorrow, the report does cite Hurricane Sandy’s damage to the iconic symbol and the danger of future hurricanes to it. Other World Heritage Sites also face threats from climate change. (The New York Times) Use … Continue reading How Climate Change is Affecting World Heritage Sites
WORLD World powers led by the United States have announced a framework to deal with Iran limiting its nuclear program. So what did they finally agree to? Here are six key points. (CNN) Use our resources to understand the process, potential, and problems of nuclear energy generation. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources, including a link to today’s MapMaker Interactive map, … Continue reading Key Points in the Iran Nuclear Deal
POLITICS Perhaps the most interesting thing about President Barack Obama’s climate change speech at the United Nations is what he didn’t say. (Politico) Use our resources to learn more about climate change. Discussion Ideas President Barack Obama spoke at the United Nations summit on climate change in New York on Tuesday. Is this the first time the UN has held a major conference on climate … Continue reading Obama Offers Few Details in Climate Speech
This week is Climate Week in New York City. Many world leaders, including U.S. President Barack Obama, are gathering at the United Nations for a summit about global warming and other issues related to climate change. Perhaps you’re already planning to include lessons about climate change in your teaching this week as a current event connection. If not, we have some ideas to help. How can … Continue reading Media Monday: What Can Students Do About Climate Change?