Sundown towns — communities that were all-white on purpose — dot the United States. Middle- and high-school students can research their histories and help to ameliorate them.
James Loewen, Washington, DC
Rick Steves takes us on a journey of discovery to better understand Iran and its 70 million people. Steves captures Persian culture vividly: from Friday prayer in a mosque to non-conformist teen fashions at the mall; from anti-American murals to the hospitality of a family dinner; and from the tranquility of rural life to the crazy traffic of modern Tehran. --> read more »
Rick Steves, Edmonds, WA
In The Armageddon Letters, two renowned scholars of the Cuban missile crisis have produced their masterpiece for the 50th anniversary of the crisis. The Armageddon Letters is a web-augmented, student friendly, virtual time machine that will leave readers breathless at the narrowness of humanity’s escape.
James G. Blight, Balsillie School of International Affairs, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON;
janet M. Lang, Watson Institute, Brown University, Providence, RI
The National Geographic Society and the three major professional geography organizations in the U.S. have received a grant from the National Science Foundation to create a “Road Map” for the future of geographic education. --> read more »