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Atlas of True Names

Atlas of True Names | CLIL-DNL Geography | Scoop.it

The Atlas of True Names reveals the etymological roots, or original meanings,
of the familiar terms on today's maps of the World, Europe, the British Isles and the United States.

For instance, where you would normally expect to see the Sahara indicated,
the Atlas gives you "The Tawny One", derived from Arab. es-sahra “the fawn coloured, desert”.


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John Blunnie's curator insight, July 2, 2013 11:12 AM

True names give these maps a unique and historic twist.

Carol Thomson's curator insight, July 17, 2013 4:57 AM

I loved looking at the map of great britain.  I hope it grabs my pupils' attention as an introduction to maps.

Amy Marques's curator insight, July 31, 2013 7:19 PM

Great to see what the original names where! Especially for those that are similar to its current name and those that are completely irrelevant!

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GeoGuessr - Let's explore the world!

GeoGuessr - Let's explore the world! | CLIL-DNL Geography | Scoop.it
GeoGuessr is a geography game which takes you on a journey around the world and challenges your ability to recognize your surroundings.

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Eric Raposo's curator insight, September 11, 2013 2:28 PM

Very inteesting to see if on could guess where places are :)

Meagan Harpin's curator insight, September 11, 2013 2:29 PM

Challenging but very fun!

Maegan Connor's curator insight, September 11, 2013 3:06 PM

This is the next best alternative to exploring the world right now.