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A Victory at Standing Rock

In Current Events, Maps101 by mapsbecky

Mni wiconi are words from the Native American Lakota language meaning water is life. They have been the rallying cry of protesters who have been assembled since August at the Oceti Sakowin camp in North Dakota. The protesters stood with the Standing Rock Sioux tribe members who were unhappy that an oil pipeline would be built so close to their reservation. On December 4, protesters shouted “Mni wiconi” in celebration when they learned that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will not permit the pipeline to travel through their ancestral lands. . . .

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Vegetable Makeover

In Global Perspectives, Maps101 by mapsbecky

Be sure to eat your vegetables!

Most of us have heard this from a parent, doctor, or teacher at some point. The reasons are clear. Vegetables contain nutrients that keep us healthy and can help prevent serious ailments like heart disease, cancer, and diabetes. Even with these known benefits, nutritionists say that many people don’t eat enough vegetables. . . .

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Australia Is on the Move

In Global Perspectives, Maps101 by mapsbecky

Australia is moving. While people can’t really detect it without the help of complex tools, the Global Positioning System can. The Global Positioning System, or GPS for short, is a space-based system that uses satellites that orbit Earth to help people find places electronically. . . .

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Maps101 Interactive Polling Map

In Current Events, Maps101 by mapsbecky

  Maps101 Election Center Maps101 features great content for your classroom any time of year, and we continue to bring you new content including articles, map updates, history online maps, and more. With the presidential election a little over a week away, we provide you with a robust Election Center to support learning during this election cycle. Click on the Election …

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Award Winner Helps People Access Money

In Global Perspectives, Maps101 by mapsbecky

In September, California businessman José Quiñonez won an award called a MacArthur Fellowship. Although usually artists, scientists, or scholars receive this honor, Quiñonez was chosen for his work with money. By combining new ideas with traditional practices, the Mexican-American financial expert makes it easier for people to borrow money from banks who otherwise might not be able to. . . .

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How to Vote Infographic

In Current Events by mapsbecky

With the presidential election coming next month, students (and registered voters) may benefit from learning more about how to vote. Maps101 has created an infographic that answers this question. . . .