UNITED STATES Heads up, cities: Economic growth does not necessarily go hand-in-hand with economic and racial inclusion. (CityLab) Use this tool to measure the inclusivity in your own city, and check out today’s MapMaker Interactive map for a look at the term’s broad categories. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas A new study from the … Continue reading How Inclusive is Your City?
WORLD A vast, interconnected network of ancient cities was home to millions more people than previously thought. (National Geographic) Use our resources to learn more about the Maya and space archaeology! Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas Archaeologists made a “major breakthrough” in their study of the ancient Maya. Who are the Maya? “Maya” describes … Continue reading Laser Scans Reveal Ancient Maya ‘Megalopolis’
Ali McMillan, this week’s Educator of the Week, has taught middle schoolers of multiple cultural backgrounds on three different continents. Inspired by her diverse teaching experiences, Ali encourages her students to consider multiple perspectives, points of view, and social stereotypes in order to reach a deeper understanding in and out of the classroom. Currently she is an English teacher at West Feliciana Middle School in … Continue reading Educator Spotlight: Experiencing a Fictional Character’s Perspective
ENVIRONMENT A new sky atlas reveals the worsening state of light pollution. (Nat Geo News) Use our resources to learn a little about light pollution. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of resources in our Teachers Toolkit, including a citizen science project perfect for those summer nights and today’s MapMaker Interactive map of the world’s “Lights at Night.” Discussion Ideas A new atlas maps the … Continue reading Nearly 80% of U.S. Populations Can’t See the Milky Way
WORLD From skyline gondolas to downtown “pink zones,” urban planners around the world are redefining what cities can be. (Wall Street Journal) Use our resources to learn more about the challenges of urban planning. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources, including today’s simple MapMaker Interactive map. Discussion Ideas Read through the questions in our “Housing in Jaipur” study guide. What are … Continue reading Five Cities That Are Leading the Way in Urban Innovation