Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Lost in Translation

Sometimes a bilingual student will struggle tying to translate a concept to English. Sometimes there are things that just don't translate. This interesting post highlights words from a variety of languages that just don't translate into English. Learning about those words can give us a better understanding of other cultures. Divierte!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Can you spell that please?

 Have you ever met someone with a last name you couldn't pronounce? How did European colonization influence surname distribution worldwide? GeoCurrents recently posted an in depth report on The Geography of European Surnames that you can read here.   National Geographic also has an interactive map that shows dominant surnames across the United States. Is your last name there?

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Can maps change your perspective?

Twisted Sifter has compiled a list of 40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of The World. There are some eye opening maps here including the one you see below. Check them out and see what you didn't know about the world we live in.