Use Worldmapper to Challenge World Perceptions

photo by mikeheth In the U.S., world maps hang in many classrooms. Standard classroom maps often present the world in the way the map above does. But, as we know, such classic maps can be misleading. This morning I discovered Worldmapper, a great online map resource that shows the world as you’ve never seen it … Read more

7 Ways to Celebrate International Education Week

This entire week, schools around the world are celebrating International Education Week (IEW). In the U.S., for example, a university in Oregon is having a Fair Trade sale. A Colombian high school Spanish teacher in North Carolina is leading presentations about Latin American countries. And a Michigan elementary school, currently studying the continent of Africa, … Read more

What Do Bread, Brot and Education Have in Common?

Why this blog? Think for a moment about the word bread. What pops into your mind? I (Cate) was a teenage exchange student in Germany when I realized that the meaning Germans attach to the word Brot was very different from the one I attached to bread. For me, bread was pre-sliced, squishy, and white. … Read more