It was featured in "The West Wing," but map dishonesty is anything but fictional. Check out this clip to get an accurate look at the size of Africa.
I considered titling this post "Mind Blown," but I figure I'll save that for something that is even more amazing than this. I would give a brief explanation of what this is, but I really think you should just click on the link and spend a few minutes checking it out.
This is truly for the politics and geography geeks out there. To be clear I consider myself to the leader of those people. This (lengthy) game shows the effects of redistricting on elections and politics.
This was created by a colleague of mine and I think its just about the right challenge level for AP World students. There are different games on different topics, so if you don't like one give the next one a try.
In this article from The Atlantic, Mark Edmundson explores some ideas about selecting a college that you probably have not thought about yet.
GEOSPY by National Geographic is an excellent way practice your knowledge of countries. Please remember to turn your sound off if you are playing this during FIT.
This article features nine graphs that should make you think about how the world will be different when Nigeria has more people than the United States. The graphs are neat even if you don't read the whole article.
This article from the Washington Post explores the world through maps. Some are actual maps and others use maps to display global feelings and trends like the one below.
I went into the high school to start planning for the up coming school year and to my surprise, students were picking up their new Chromebooks. While I'm excited about this, I panicked just a little a but. I do not want students using their Chromebooks to play games or goof around. The best solution I can come up with is this blog. It will contain links to articles and education games that students can browse for educational and entertainment purposes. Enjoy!