States in the Deep South traditionally vote Republican in every presidential election. However, a string of "blue" counties curve through Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia.
Question to ponder: How does the physical geography of a region impact the human geography of a place? Using this example, does the environment completely determine the cultural outcomes of the region? To what extent does one impact the other?
Tags: physical, political, environment, unit 4 political.
Displayed is a map originally produced by Derek Watkins. This map is a fantastic combination of physical and cultural geography. While most flowing bodies of water will be called rivers or streams, the lesser used terms (brook, fork, bayou, run, arroyo, etc.) show a striking regionalization of toponym regions. What do these patterns indicate? Why are in those toponyms found in those particular places?
The site is in Chinese, but the images are spectacular. They put a glass trail on the mountain Tyanmen (Heaven's Gate), located in Zhangjiajie National Forest Park in Hunan Province, China. It is a mountain in this park inspired the famous film "Avatar," the idea of floating mountains of Pandora. Below is a Google image search for "Zhangjiajie National Forest Park." Prepare to be amazed.
This is an incredibly beautiful time-lapse HD video. Breathtaking physical landscapes of the "Four Corners" region in the U.S. southwest (mainly Arizona and Utah) with a smattering of cultural landscapes interspersed. For many students, seeing a beautiful landform piques their interest to then understand the geomorphological processes that made them.
This week, a committee of six scientists (including Dr Enzo Boschi, formerly president of Italy’s National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology) and one government official, whose role was to advise…...
To what degree to we rely on science? This trial has the potential to set a very harmful precedent should scientist not be able to mitigate disasters...science itself appears to be on trial.
This blogpost answers the (often unasked) question: What would the world be like if the land masses were spread out the same way as now - only rotated by an angle of 90 degrees? While purely hypothetical, this is an exercise in applying real geographic thinking to different situations. Anything that you would correct?
Tags: weather climate, geography, GeographyEducation, unit 1 GeoPrinciples, physical.
Not only will you learn about hurricanes but you can also watch videos about lighting, tornadoes, volcanoes, and overall everything about the weather. These are great videos to use in class when teaching units about natural disasters. These videos are full of great engaging facts.
WASHINGTON — A prominent physicist and skeptic of global warming spent two years trying to find out if mainstream climate scientists were wrong. In the end, he determined they were right: Temperatures really are rising rapidly.
Objective science is quite unifed...global temperatures are rising. Arguing that point is simply unscientific and factually inaccurate.
BEST VIEWED IN HD AND FULLSCREEN (with scaling off) Midnight Sun: A natural phenomenon occurring in the summer months north of the Arctic Circle and south of the Antarctic Circle where the sun never fully sets and remains visible 24 hours a day.
Excellent pieces of cartography...but they highlight the fact that things we think of as fixed and immovable (rivers, mountains, etc.) are a part of incredibly dynamic systems that change. An analogy with cultural, economic and political situations could easily be made, showing that the only constant on Earth is change.
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