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Hot topics and current events relevant to Geography students at Emily Griffith High School in Denver, CO.
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National Geographic Found

National Geographic Found | EGHS Geography |

"FOUND is a curated collection of photography from the National Geographic archives. In honor of our 125th anniversary, we are showcasing photographs that reveal cultures and moments of the past. Many of these photos have never been published and are rarely seen by the public.  We hope to bring new life to these images by sharing them with audiences far and wide. Their beauty has been lost to the outside world for years and many of the images are missing their original date or location."

Via Seth Dixon
elianna sosa paulino's curator insight, September 10, 2013 7:27 AM

I think that is a manigficient photo i can't believe that these phoos nev been published and also missing their original location.

Jacqueline Landry's curator insight, September 10, 2013 7:31 AM

These pictures are awesome. It would be nice to know the locations of some of the pictures to compare them to images now.


Jonathan Lemay's curator insight, September 11, 2013 11:05 AM

this is amazing!

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Housing Patterns

Housing Patterns | EGHS Geography |
See the big picture of how suburban developments are changing the country's landscape, with aerial photos and ideas for the future

Via Seth Dixon
Heather Ramsey's insight:

Cities can develop in many ways, and this webpage shows the different patterns that can be seen from the air in suburban areas around the country. Boulder, CO is featured as the author explains several suburban settlements. Many of these patterns can be found around the Denver Metro area.


Did you know that the streets in Denver were originally set up to run parallel and perpendicular to Cherry Creek? Because of the angle of the creek, the streets in downtown Denver do not run exactly north/south/east/west. As more and more people settled in Colorado, they set up large homesteads surrounding the town. One homesteader named Henry Brown decided that the roads on his homestead would be laid out directly north and south/east and west. Henry Brown is the reason why the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Denver (which sits on his old homestead) has a different street grid than the downtown area.


Liam Michelsohn's curator insight, December 10, 2013 1:13 PM

A very interesting article on changes in landscape, while looking though this I came aross so many little things i never noticed about the topical layout of housing. The main thing that is apparent is density, how closely each house is put together, the amount of land each has as well as the view from the property. Its aslo interesting to see how the design of the area can be made for easy access or be desigend to keep people out with only one enctancte and exit. All of these charasticts make up how the land is desired as well as econimcly priced, which then determins who will be able to live there.

Jacqueline Landry's curator insight, December 15, 2013 5:53 PM

Having the streets interconnected allows for easy  traveling throughout the area.  when there is more density in an area it means there are more houses , more people.  The sprawl has the center on the place and the streets go out around it. The way the streets are made are for different reasons,.

megan b clement's comment, December 15, 2013 9:57 PM
This article talks about twenty different housing patterns and how we base these housing patterns around our society or enviroment. How looking at housing patterns can tell you what kind of neighborhood one lives in from the sky. Looking down and seeing a golf course with lush grass and big backyards shows you that this neighborhood is very expensive. Or Canal houses that utilize every inch of the waters edge to financially make them able to charge higher prices for the homes because each house has a water view and is on the waters edge.