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Living in the Age of Airplanes
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Living in the Age of Airplanes

Find multimedia and activities related to the themes of human migration, globalization, and the history of aviation, created to complement the film Living in the Age of Airplanes.

  • Best for: Grades 4+ (ages 9+)
  • Concepts: aviation, globalization, human migration, interconnections, trade, transportation
Golden Spike
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Golden Spike

On May 10, 1869, the transcontinental railroad was completed as the Central Pacific and Union Pacific railroads met in Promontory, Utah. 

  • Best for: Grades 6-12 (ages 11-18)
  • Concepts: railroads, technology, transcontinental railroad, transportation, utah
Strange Days on Planet Earth Education
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Strange Days on Planet Earth Education

Find multimedia activities and student-friendly encyclopedic entries on Earth's globally connected systems.

  • Best for: Grades 6-12 (ages 11-18)
  • Concepts: climate change, corn frogs, environmental issues, freshwater, globalization, global trash, global warming, national geographic television, oceans, rivera maya, strange days, systems thinking, trash, watersheds
Global Closet Calculator Educator Guide
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EDUCATION

Global Closet Calculator Educator Guide

Find an educator guide for using game-play to explore interdependence with students in Grades 6-10.   

  • Best for: Grades 6-10 (ages 11-16)
  • Concepts: decision-making, educator guides, game-based learning, games, geography, geography awareness week, globalization, human rights, interactives, interdependence, manufacturing
Planet Food Educator Guide
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Planet Food Educator Guide

Find an educator guide for using game-play to explore interdependence with students in Grades 6-10.

  • Concepts: agriculture, decision-making, educator guides, food, game-based learning, geography, geography awareness week, globalization, human footprint, interdependence, trade
Planet Food
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Planet Food

The Planet Food interactive aggregates the contents of your meal to generate a map showing the global footprint your plate makes before it even gets to your plate, and puts you in charge of the world wide journey a bar of chocolate will take before it gets to you.

  • Best for: Grades 4-9 (ages 9-15)
  • Concepts: aphg agriculture, decision-making, food, games, geography, geography awareness week, globalization, human footprint, interactives, interdependence, trade
Battle in Seattle
Historic Article
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Battle in Seattle

On November 30, 1999, protesters engaged police and delegates to the World Trade Organization (WTO) conference in Seattle, Washington, a conflict nicknamed the “Battle in Seattle.”

  • Best for: Grades 8-12 (ages 13-18)
  • Concepts: battle in seattle, business, globalization, multinational corporations, protests, seattle, trade
Black Monday
Historic Article
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Black Monday

On October 19, 1987, the Dow Jones Industrial Average plummeted by a whopping 23%.

  • Best for: Grades 6-12 (ages 11-18)
  • Concepts: black monday, economics, globalization, stock markets
International Translation Day
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International Translation Day

On September 30, 1953, the world first recognized International Translation Day.

  • Best for: Grades 4-12 (ages 9-18)
  • Concepts: arts, business, globalization, health care, language, politics, translation
International Youth Day
Historic Article
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International Youth Day

On August 12, 2000, the world first celebrated International Youth Day.

  • Best for: Grades 4-12 (ages 9-18)
  • Concepts: celebrations, environment, globalization, health, international youth day, politics, united nations, youth
Using MapMaker Kits
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Using MapMaker Kits

Find ideas for classroom activities using mapping tools.

  • Best for: Grades K-12 (ages 5-18)
  • Concepts: battlefields, boundries, climate, conflict, culture, current events, earthquakes, economy, ecosystems, geography, globalization, interconnected, islands, landforms, language, mapmaker interactive, mapmaker kits, maps, natural disasters, olympics, physical geography, plate tectonics, polar regions, population, refugees, religions, rivers, sports, states, trade, transportation, united states, volcanoes, wars, weather, world maps
Concorde Put into Service
Historic Article
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Concorde Put into Service

On January 21, 1976, the Concorde—the world’s first supersonic airliner—was put into service.

  • Best for: Grades 6-12 (ages 11-18)
  • Concepts: airliner, concorde, globalization, technology, transportation, travel
First 747 Takes Flight
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First 747 Takes Flight

On February 9, 1969, the first Boeing 747 airplane took flight.

  • Best for: Grades 6-12 (ages 11-18)
  • Concepts: aircraft, boeing 747, business, corporations, globalization, transportation
Morse Demonstrates his Telegraph
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Morse Demonstrates his Telegraph

On January 6, 1838, Samuel Morse demonstrated his new communications device, known as a telegraph, for the first time.

  • Best for: Grades 6-12 (ages 11-18)
  • Concepts: communications, globalization, morse code, samuel morse, telegraph
McDonald’s in Russia
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McDonald’s in Russia

On January 31, 1990, the McDonald’s fast-food restaurant chain opened its first franchise in Moscow, Russia, then the capital of the Soviet Union.

  • Best for: Grades 6-12 (ages 11-18)
  • Concepts: capitalism, globalization, mcdonald's, moscow, restaurants, soviet union
'Let it Be' Tops the Charts
Historic Article
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'Let it Be' Tops the Charts

On April 11, 1970, "Let it Be' by the Beatles hit No. 1 on the pop charts.

  • Best for: Grades 6-12 (ages 11-18)
  • Concepts: arts, beatles, music
Geography-Rich Classroom
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Geography-Rich Classroom

Get ideas for incorporating geography into any classroom or discipline. Immerse your students in these creative projects.

  • Best for: Grades K-12 (ages 5-18)
  • Concepts: arts, classroom, climate, coordinates, current events, distance, environment, games, gardens, geography, globalization, history, interactives, latitude, literature, location, longitude, maps, movement, music, natural disasters, parks, pen pals, physical features, physical geography, place, puzzles, quizzes, regions, religion, scale, transportation, travel, united states, weather, world maps, writing
Spot Where You DON'T Get Your Seafood
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Spot Where You DON'T Get Your Seafood

Discover where in the world doesn't your seafood come from with Mission:Explore Food—Sustainable Seafood

  • Best for: Grades 1+ (ages 6+)
  • Concepts: commercial fishing, fish, fisheries management, ocean, supply chain, sustainable seafood
Global Closet Calculator
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Global Closet Calculator

Interactive. The Global Closet Calculator aggregates the contents of your own closet by origin to generate a map showing your unique global footprint, and puts you in charge of the global journey your stuff takes to get to you.

  • Best for: Grades K+ (ages 5+)
  • Concepts: decision-making, games, geography, geography awareness week 2012, globalization, human footprint, interactives, interdependence, trade
Geography of a Pencil
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Geography of a Pencil

Students map the origins of a pencil, predict and map trade and transport networks, and relate what they learn to globalization.

  • Best for: Grades 4-8 (ages 9-14)
  • Concepts: geography, globalization, mapmaker kits, mapping, trade, transportation
Genographic Project: Looking Ahead
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Genographic Project: Looking Ahead

Students discuss ways the world may change over the next century and millennium. Then they work in teams to develop plans for Genographic 3005—an imaginary updated study of human migration.

  • Best for: Grades 9-12 (ages 14-18)
  • Concepts: future human migrations, genographic project, globalization, research
globalization
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EDUCATION

globalization

Encyclopedic entry. Globalization is the connection of different parts of the world. Globalization results in the expansion of international cultural, economic, and political activities.

  • Best for: Grades 6+ (ages 11+)
  • Concepts: civilizations, colonization, communications, culture, economics, free trade, globalization, industry, politics, trade, travel
The Trading Game
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The Trading Game

Students simulate the trading of goods between countries. Then they reflect on the challenges of trade between countries.

  • Best for: Grades 6-8 (ages 11-14)
  • Concepts: exports, illicit: the dark trade, import, interdependence, trade
Interdependence and You
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Interdependence and You

Students explore the ways in which they are globally connected by identifying and mapping where the products they use come from, and then analyzing the import and export patterns.

  • Best for: Grades 6-8 (ages 11-14)
  • Concepts: exports, illicit: the dark trade, import, interdependence, trade