This podcast explores the use of chemical weapons on innocent people in Syria and the tensions between the Syrian government and the rest of the world. Does the United States and the international community have a moral obligation to intervene? While the countries of the world debate, the Syrian civilians suffer. Read this article on Maps101.com or listen to the podcast below! You can explore our entire podcast collection at Stitcher.com.
It’s almost time for Thanksgiving! Listeners will discover the authentic story of the first Thanksgiving. Learn about the religious persecution that led the Pilgrims to leave England, the brutally long journey on the Mayflower, and the hardships that they faced once they reached Plymouth. Discover the legacy that the Pilgrim’s story has left behind. To read this article visit Maps101.com or listen to the podcast below. Happy Thanksgiving!
This podcast explores the New Century Global Center in Chengdu, China. This gigantic building contains everything that a human being needs, including an indoor beach with artificial sun. The Chinese boast that it is not only the largest structure in their country, but in the entire world. Chengdu is considered to have the worst air pollution on Earth and it has extreme temperatures and humidity in the summer, making this indoor paradise a safe haven for residents and tempting other cities to build similar indoor complexes. Read this article on Maps101.com or listen to it below!
This podcast covers the political and environmental concerns involved in the decision to create a marine life reserve in Antarctica. Discover the differing opinions of conservationists, scientists and fishermen and develop your own opinion on the topic. You can read this article on Map101.com or listen to the podcast below.
There is something about pirates and buried treasure that sparks imagination in the mind of a child. To expose your students to reading maps, why not have them search for buried treasure on a map that is based on a fun fantasy world?
The Imagination Tree created this interactive pirate map lesson plan that guides you through the process of creating a map of your backyard, classroom or school playground. It also includes a variety of games that allow the children to experiment with reading maps and following directions.
This memorable lesson plan will have your children excited to learn to read a map and racing to find whatever treasure you have hidden under the X. The kids will hope that it’s cookies or candy, of course.
What language is spoken in Croatia? Croatian is now the 24th official language of the European Union, but there are disagreements about whether it’s a distinct language or just a slightly different dialect of Serbian. Serbian nationalists believe that everyone shares the same language, “Serbian”. But many Croats persist in making their national language as distinct from Serbian as possible. Listeners will discover how politics is intruding on language, and how it is changing the map of linguistic patterns in unexpected ways.
Happy Halloween! We’ve discovered the perfect geography lesson with a seasonal twist. It’s vital for children to understand the spherical shape of our earth; however, globes are prized possessions and are not frequently available for students to use for arts and crafts. With fall in full swing, there is an ample and affordable supply of pumpkins right at your fingertips. Students can learn and paint at the same time.
The project uses paint, a pumpkin and two rubber bands. Painting the continents on the spherical shape will give your students a 3D perspective and will require them to learn and identify the continents. After the pumpkins are dry, the students will place a rubber band on the equator and the prime meridian, giving them a visual representation of these abstract concepts. When the pumpkin globes are complete, they can be displayed in the classroom or at home. Students can also refer back to their creations for continued learning.