Election 2012

Election 2012

With the presidential election just weeks away, the campaigns are heating up. In addition to the official sites for candidates Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, here are some online resources for students to learn about the election process and keep …[Continue]

World Population

World Population

Although the experts disagree about when world population reached seven billion, they all agree we have now passed that milestone. And even though population growth rate is declining, the projections show continual growth ahead. What does this mean for our …[Continue]

Money Smarts

Money Smarts

Whether you use chocolate chips, monopoly money, or actual coins, it’s never too early to start learning about money. This week’s roundup of sites offer games and interactive tools to help kids and teens gain financial literacy….[Continue]

Geography

Geography

Geography is the study of the earth, including land and countries, features, phenomena, and the people who live there. Today’s itinerary is a virtual tour around the world, learning about all the ways the land and the people are both …[Continue]

Great Wall of China

Great Wall of China

The Great Wall of China is actually not just one wall, but a series of walls built in Northern China to protect against intruders. The total length of the wall, including trenches and other natural barriers, is 5500 miles. Construction …[Continue]

The Euro

The Euro

The euro (or EUR) entered circulation on January 1, 2002 and is the official currency of some, but not all European Union countries. The seventeen countries that use the euro are known as the eurozone: Austria, Belgium, Cypress, Estonia, Finland, …[Continue]

Cleopatra

Cleopatra

She is known in pop culture as simply Cleopatra, although there were six Egyptian queens before her with the same name. Cleopatra VII (69 – 30 BCE) was the last pharaoh in the Ptolemy dynasty, and although ruthless at times, …[Continue]

Mummies

Mummies

Although mummies share the big screen and Halloween streets with make-believe monsters such as werewolves and vampires, they are real! A mummy is a corpse with preserved skin and internal organs. Although often associated with Ancient Egypt, mummies have been …[Continue]

Gulf Oil Spill

Gulf Oil Spill

On April 20, 2010, in the Gulf of Mexico fifty miles off the shore of Louisiana, an explosion occurred on BP’s offshore drilling rig Deepwater Horizon, leaving eleven rig workers dead and injuring seventeen others. Four days later it was …[Continue]