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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. . . .

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Plastic Pollution in the Great Lakes

In Global Perspectives, Maps101 by mapsbecky

When someone mentions pollution, you might think about smokestacks releasing dark smoke, beaches coated with black oil, or streets covered with old food wrappers. It is true that these are all examples of pollution, but some pollution is caused by objects that are so small that we can have a hard time seeing them without a microscope. . . .