Engaging young people and encouraging their aspirations is key to a vital and vibrant society. And now, more than ever, listening to students is important because there are so many ways for young people to express their views, in real time and via multiple media. That’s why in 2012, the Pearson Foundation is combining two great initiatives to involve students: My Voice and the National Student Mock Election. All U.S. students, parents and teachers – in both school and home classrooms – are invited to join.
Archaeologists searching for the body of England's King Richard III under a city centre parking lot said on Wednesday they had found remains which could be those of Richard III, one of the only British monarchs whose remains have never been located.
A video made by David Lambert et al showing why Geography is a key subject and the importance of understanding it in the context of our modern world.
This is a creative video that promotes geo-literacy. It is an excellent way to kick off a new school year if you are looking for a 'hook' to demonstrate the importance of geography to students today. Other materials of this nature can be found on this website under the tag 'geo-inspiration' which is accessible here: http://www.scoop.it/t/geography-education?tag=geo-inspiration
After cutting a destructive path through the Caribbean, Hurricane Sandy caused extensive damage along the East Coast this week.
While the damage wasn't as bad as many feared it could have been, place and spatial context are especially important in assessing the impacts of a natural disaster. This is a excellent collection of the many devastating images as a result of Hurricane Sandy. To see some more local images, Rhode Island Department of Transportation put this collection together.
The remarkable pictures show scenes from France today with atmospheric photographs taken in the same place during the war superimposed on top.
In this fastinating set of images, Dutch artist and historian Jo Teeuwisse merges her passions literally by superimposing World War II photographs on to modern pictures of the where the photos were originally taken. This serves as a reminder that places are rich with history; to understand the geography of a place, one must also know it's history (and vice versa).
Interactive map for the upcoming 2012 presidential election. Use it to predict which candidate will reach the necessary 270 electoral votes. The road map to 270 lets you see all remaining combinations.
Geography isn’t what it used to be. Nowadays, that subject is often buried—and therefore inadequately covered—in a social studies curriculum itself under siege because of the extended commitment in schools to reading and math.
But geographical knowledge also isn’t what it used to be.
The the United States, 9/11 is memorialized in our landscapes and is etched in our collective consciousness. This coming Tuesday is the anniversary and Teaching History has put together a host of teaching materials about the importance and impact of the terrorist attacks of Septemper 11th, 2001 on the U.S. and the world.
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