11 Things We Learned this Week!

This week, we learned …

what the future holds for neighborhoods, and what the future holds for megaregions.

Use our activity to create a map of your school neighborhood or region!

 

… three simple steps to mastering any subject.

IT WORKS! THIS IS HOW WE CREATE OUR ENCYCLOPEDIA!

 

… the ‘atlas of the underworld’ and the ghosts of past geography lead to the center of the Earth.

The Earth is divided into three main layers: the dense, hot inner core (yellow), the molten outer core (orange), the mantle (red), and the thin crust (brown), which supports all life in the known universe. Download a PDF version this poster here! Illustration by Mary Crooks, National Geographic

The Earth is divided into three main layers: the dense, hot inner core (yellow), the molten outer core (orange), the mantle (red), and the thin crust (brown), which supports all life in the known universe. Download a PDF version this poster here!
Illustration by Mary Crooks, National Geographic

Learn a little about the underground ghosts of past geography with our resource on the mantle.

 

… what happens when Finnish teachers work in U.S. schools.

Finnish teachers cannot apply to be Grosvenor Teacher Fellows! Americans and Canadians CAN!

 

China is building a solar farm in Chernobyl’s exclusion zone, and Ukrainian farmers are harvesting radioactive berries there.

Berries from Chernobyl are marketed to western European customers as organic; radioactivity does not affect that designation. Photograph by Gerd Ludwig, National Geographic

Berries from Chernobyl are marketed to western European customers as organic; radioactivity does not affect that designation.
Photograph by Gerd Ludwig, National Geographic

How else are people interacting (or not interacting) with the environment at Chernobyl?

 

… navigators in the U.S. Navy are turning away from GPS and back to the stars. We’d like to imagine it goes like this.

What landlocked travelers use celestial navigation?

 

… Amarillo has more refugees than any other city in Texas, and their ally is a retired teacher named Miss Evelyn.

Burmese Zomi communities have found refuge in Amarillo, Texas. Photograph by Calista C. Simte, courtesy Wikimedia. CC-BY-SA-4.0

Burmese Zomi communities have found refuge in Amarillo, Texas.
Photograph by Calista C. Simte, courtesy Wikimedia. CC-BY-SA-4.0

How would you welcome and acclimate refugees to your neighborhood?

 

how we domesticated animals, how we domesticated corn … and how they domesticate us.

Photograph by Jodi Cobb, National Geographic

The undomesticated ancestors of this Venetian pet were slightly more wolfish.
Photograph by Jodi Cobb, National Geographic

What is domestication?

 

… Gaza Sky Geeks are investing in girls’ education, technology, and their own community.

Why is unemployment so high in Gaza?

 

… our hominin ancestor Lucy spent a lot of time hanging out in trees.

Who were the hominins?

 

… this is not an iceberg.

What is an iceberg?

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