Browsing Posts tagged geography

A project known as “One Day on Earth” seeks to document the ways in which people live and work and play on the day our calendar points to the 10th day of the 10th month of the 10th year in the millennium. Almost 450,000 students at more than 500 locations around the globe have signed up to participate is a free learning and review system that is like your own personal study partner — a study partner that happens to have a super-slick multimedia review system in her backpack.

BY DAVID BARGER As Mark Twain famously remarked, “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.” In today’s world of war and unrest, it is not hard to see that we all could use a little less of these things in our lives. Given the current economic climate, though, overseas travel is probably not making […]

BY BILL FERRIS Do you enjoy playing video games, learning geography, and helping those less fortunate, not necessarily in that order? The online game FreePoverty rewards your knowledge of geography by donating 10 cups of water to thirsty people around the world for every city or landmark you can correctly place on a world map. […]

BY BILL FERRIS As schools move away from rote memorization of facts, what happens to those kids who like to rattle off the state capitals or list all the presidents? They can put their knowledge of educational trivia to good use at Sporcle, a site filled with countless list-style quizzes that will exercise kids’ knowledge […]

BY BILL FERRIS As further proof that my pop-culture awareness stopped sometime in the mid-90s, this month’s random roundup features Indiana Jones, apparently Instructify’s go-to reference to convey that a history or archaeology tool is exciting or adventurous in some capacity. Of course, now that they’re making a fifth Indiana Jones movie, I don’t feel […]

BY NICK YINGLING One of my fondest memories growing up was this time when my friends and I found an old treasure map. We eventually ran afoul of a family of gangsters, but my one heavyset buddy was able to befriend the deformed son of the head gangster, Mama Fratelli. Just as the gangsters caught […]

BY BILL FERRIS This week’s MBTN features tips to help you to hang on to your job, a panoramic tour of the new seven wonders of the world, and ideas on how to make Wordle educational. More after the jump.

If your geography students haven’t learned the locations of all the states by now, maybe they need a little game-based incentive. Know Your States is a geography game where students have to plop all 50 states into their correct positions on the map. Sure, they can handle gimmies like Alaska and Hawaii, but can they […]

There are few places on Earth that seem to me more remote than Greenland.  Not to mention cold.  And dark.  During the winter, the sun really does not even rise.  Sounds like a place for your next vacation, right?  Thanks to NASA Cryospheric scientist Lora Koenig, you can experience winter in Greenland without making the […]