Weekly Warm-Up: 5 Ways We are Warming Up on Snow Days

When it comes to winter, those of us who reside in chilly regions welcome snow days as a break from reality. After snow falls, the world is transformed into a different place. When snow covers everything, nothing seems dirty, nothing seems disturbed. But underneath it all, something is disturbed. Climate change impacts where and when snowfall happens, and also where snow accumulates and stays for … Continue reading Weekly Warm-Up: 5 Ways We are Warming Up on Snow Days

Weekly Warm-Up: Five Winter Wonders

Temperatures are dropping (in the Northern Hemisphere, at least . . . ) and winter is coming. (The winter solstice, marking the beginning of the season, is December 22.) Warm up your classroom with these frosty winter wonders! 1. The City of Ice (Harbin, Heilongjiang Province, China) For more than 30 years, the city of Harbin in Northeast China has hosted the Harbin International Ice … Continue reading Weekly Warm-Up: Five Winter Wonders

Olympic-Size Challenges for Host Cities

WORLD The International Olympic Committee has cited serious challenges facing the two bids for the 2022 Winter Olympics. (Associated Press) Learn more about sports of the Winter Olympics with our short article. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit, including today’s polls and MapMaker Interactive map. Discussion Ideas According to the AP, what are some advantages and disadvantages … Continue reading Olympic-Size Challenges for Host Cities