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. . . .
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. . . .
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. . . .
When Nujeen Mustafa fled war-torn Syria in 2015, she had no idea that her story would inspire people around the world. . . .
The astronauts left their friends and family far behind. They traveled many miles to a strange place. The atomosphere is harsh, and the air is thin. The frozen ground is barren and rocky. The land is dry because it hardly ever snows. Surviving in this alien land is very difficult. . . .
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 …
The presidential election is nearing, and soon there will be new president of the United States. A great question to ask is, “How does a person become the president?” This infographic from Maps101 will explain just that. . . .
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. . . .
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. . . .
Starting at sundown on Tuesday, October 11, Jewish people around the world will observe Yom Kippur. It is Judaism’s most sacred holiday. . . .