Human Rights

Photo Human rights = a right that is believed to belong justifiably to every person CelebrationsDecember 10 is Human Rights Day. Questions How is the Universal Declaration of Human Rights relevant today? How is Human Rights Day translated in other languages? How is Human Rights Day celebrated? What is the overlap between the Global Goals …

Early Humans

Word Cloud Spotlight on Early humans HeadlinesTo Adapt to a Changing Environment 400,000 Years Ago, Early Humans Developed New Tools and BehaviorsOrigin of modern humans ‘traced to Botswana’https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2019/03/how-humans-tamed-themselves/580447https://qz.com/africa/1473837/scientists-have-worked-out-the-age-of-the-cradle-of-humankind-caves-and-what-it-says-about-our-originshttps://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/jul/11/no-single-birthplace-of-mankind-say-scientistshttp://science.sciencemag.org/content/358/6368/eaai9067https://qz.com/1151816/early-humans-migrated-out-of-africa-much-earlier-than-we-thoughthttps://arstechnica.com/science/2017/10/dna-from-old-skeleton-suggests-humanitys-been-here-longer-than-we-thoughthttp://science.sciencemag.org/content/early/2017/09/27/science.aao6266http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-brief/2017/04/10/ancient-dentistry-tooth-fillinghttp://blogs.discovermagazine.com/deadthings/2017/09/01/what-made-these-footprints-5-7-million-years-agohttp://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20170214-your-face-is-probably-more-primitive-than-a-neanderthalshttp://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-38289960http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-37408014new-fossil-sheds-light-early-humansIndonesian shell has ‘earliest human engraving’Oldest Art in the WorldHuman history rewritten by ancient engravingsAmericas’ Natives Have European Roots – Scientific AmericanFacial Morphogenesis of the Earliest EuropeansHow Hurling …

People

Buzzwords People = Human beings Meet the locals. HeadlinesThe deadly truth about a world built for men – from stab vests to car crasheshttps://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2019/feb/23/truth-world-built-for-men-car-crasheshttps://twitter.com/ccriadoperez/status/1099242719761911808 Embedded Tweets Planeta.com

Indigenous

Buzzwords Indigenous peoples are ethnic groups native to a land or region, especially before the arrival and intrusion of a foreign and possibly dominating culture. They are a group of people whose members share a cultural identity that has been shaped by their geographical region. Each group of Indigenous people are unique, some following similar …

Markets

Photo: Channon Market 2006 Markets are as old as the crossroads, a mashup of conversations and commerce embedded in the 360 degree, face-to-face exchange. Our fave (favorite/favourite) markets are a combination of tasting rooms and empathy museums. These venues manifest responsible travel — good places to live and good places to visit. Locals have the …

Babies

Baby = a very young child, especially one newly or recently born Recommended Listening What do fossils, babies and Einstein tell us about the way our brains have evolved? – Renowned paleo-anthropologist Dean Falk on how the evolution of our brains led to the emergence of language, music, analytical thinking, and warfare in humans. Planeta.com …

Making the most of an unconference

Photo: Open Space Technology in Estonia Unconference = A facilitated, participant-driven event centered on a specific topic An unconference engages participants without a formal agenda. Instead an unconference encourages attendees to organize their own agenda and action plans. Unconferences can be conducted face-to-face, online or better yet, both! We use the unconference approach for Planeta.com’s …

Gender

Buzzwords Gender = the state of being male or female (typically used with reference to social and cultural differences rather than biological ones) Headlines https://qz.com/1528752/generation-zs-views-on-gender-set-it-apart-in-us Planeta.com People Transgender Gendered Language