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Why Geography Education Matters

Why Geography Education Matters | FCHS AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY | Scoop.it

"This blog-a-thon submission comes from Joseph Kerski of the National Council of Geographic Education (2011 President). Joseph writes about why geography education matters and how it applies to each one of us."

 

 

This was one great orange! Thank you GS!

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austin tydings's comment, August 27, 2013 2:41 PM
Geography, is a subject where it takes all the skills from science, math, English, and social studies, and combines it into a in depth thinking class. It makes you find the problem, fix it and tell how and why you fixed it . For example, a crop is not growing in a dry area, then you try it in a wet area and it grows, now you have to find out why it grows in a wet area and not a dry area and explain why. It is good to start out early learning about the basics in the core classes then later in the more advance classes, to understand how to fix a problem.
Annenkov's curator insight, September 13, 2013 2:09 AM

"Geography education applies to each one of us" - not only for children, but for adults in everyday life. Who is interested in developing a personal geoculture?  

Peter Phillips's curator insight, October 5, 2013 7:37 PM

Using an orange to learn the continents of the Earth :) great idea. 

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The significance of Simone Manuel’s swim is clear if you know Jim Crow

The significance of Simone Manuel’s swim is clear if you know Jim Crow | FCHS AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY | Scoop.it
COLUMN | Few African Americans have excelled at Olympic swimming, which makes Manuel’s gold medal in Rio de Janeiro that much more powerful.
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The Subtle Design Features That Make Cities Feel More Hostile

The Subtle Design Features That Make Cities Feel More Hostile | FCHS AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY | Scoop.it
Think your city doesn’t like you? You’re right.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, May 6, 11:51 AM

Geography explores more than just what countries control a certain territory and what landforms are there.  Geography explores the spatial manifestations of power and how place is crafted to fit a particular vision.  Homeless people are essentially always 'out of place.'  These articles from the Society Pages, Atlas Obscura, the Atlantic and this one from the Guardian share similar things: that urban planners actively design places that will discourage loitering, skate boarding, and homelessness, which are all undesirable to local businesses.  This gallery shows various defensive architectural tactics to make certain people feel 'out of place.'  Just to show that not all urban designs are anti-homeless, this bench is one that is designed to help the homeless (and here is an ingenious plan to curb public urination).  

    

Tags: urbanplanning, architecture, landscape, place, poverty.

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Abandoned Olympic Venues From Around The World Or Why It’s The Biggest Waste Of Money Ever

Abandoned Olympic Venues From Around The World Or Why It’s The Biggest Waste Of Money Ever | FCHS AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY | Scoop.it
The Rio Olympics is the 28th Summer Olympic games. The first one took place in Athens in 1896 and since then the games have been held in 19 different countries.

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United Kingdom's Next Prime Minister Will Be A Geographer: What Is Geography?

United Kingdom's Next Prime Minister Will Be A Geographer: What Is Geography? | FCHS AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY | Scoop.it
What is geography? It is a simple yet misleading question. Literally, it is derived from the Greek words "Geo" (Earth) and "graphy" (to write). Many people would probably answer that question with something related to maps or state capitals. Those answers do not even scratch the surface in describing the [...]
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21 charts that explain how the US is changing

21 charts that explain how the US is changing | FCHS AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY | Scoop.it
The US is a big, complicated place that has undergone some big changes over its 238 years, and even in the last few decades. Here are 21 charts that explain what life is like today in the US — who we are, where we live, how we work, how we have fun, and how we relate to each other.

 

Tags: USA, map, map archives. 


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Ms.Bright's curator insight, July 9, 10:21 AM
Unit II
Michael Harding's curator insight, July 11, 7:22 PM

A really challenging set of charts from the US. 


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Closing the gap between men and women in agriculture

http://www.fao.org/sofa/gender "The world cannot eliminate hunger without closing the gap between men and women in agriculture. With equal access to productive resources and services, such as land, water and credit, women farmers can produce 20 to 30 percent more food, enough to lift 150 million people out of hunger."


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Rebecca Geevarghese's curator insight, May 11, 1:35 AM
A great resource to show geography students! 
Linda White's curator insight, May 13, 10:40 PM
A reason why we need to review all the women that are incarcerated in our society.  The society is loosing so much.
Pascal Corbé's curator insight, May 26, 8:53 AM
While closing the gender gap is both righteous as economically advantageous, I find the claim that the world could not be fed without it totally unfounded and not true. Even the worst dictator could just redistribute the produce currently wasted and the issue would be solved with gender issues left touched. The intention of this message is great but I think from a communications point of view these kinds of exaggerated messages undermine the basis of campaigns and ultimately wear off the attention of your target groups.
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This is an incredible visualization of the world's shipping routes

This is an incredible visualization of the world's shipping routes | FCHS AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY | Scoop.it

"Ships carry 11 billion tons of goods each year. This interactive map shows where they all go.  About 11 billion tons of stuff gets carried around the world every year by large ships. Clothes, flat-screen TVs, grain, cars, oil — transporting these goods from port to port is what makes the global economy go 'round.  And now there's a great way to visualize this entire process, through this stunning interactive map from the UCL Energy Institute."


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aitouaddaC's curator insight, May 2, 8:44 AM
On pourra voir aussi , en français  et en allemand :  http://ddc.arte.tv/nos-cartes/le-transport-maritime-coeur-de-la-mondialisation
South Florida Guide's curator insight, May 3, 11:40 AM
Very interesting.
Caitlyn Scott's curator insight, June 14, 10:25 PM
This resource shows great detail into where are products travel when they are imported but also shows us what and where Australian products are going. Good source in regards to showing how large Australia's export market is. Article contains a good amount of information as to why the routes shown on the map are taken as well as having in-depth data showing the different cargo on board ships. This data helps high light what different countries are renowned for in their exports as well as giving so information into why some countries are poorer than others when analysing their exports. Planned use within unit regarding the cost of Australian exports and its sustainability for the future.      
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The Tricky Relationship Between Transit and Land Value

The Tricky Relationship Between Transit and Land Value | FCHS AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY | Scoop.it
Cities are harnessing future land values to pay for new infrastructure. But the research behind this approach may be flawed.
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U.S. tourism video uses shot of Iceland

U.S. tourism video uses shot of Iceland | FCHS AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY | Scoop.it
Embarrassed officials quickly halt campaign over "mistaken" inclusion of scenes of skateboarder shot in Reykjavik
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Rhode Island marketing official resigns over Iceland video

Rhode Island marketing official resigns over Iceland video | FCHS AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY | Scoop.it
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The state’s top marketing official, who oversaw the disastrous rollout of a tourism campaign that included a video mistakenly featuring a scene from Iceland, resigned on Friday. Gov. Gina Raimondo said she accepted Betsy Wall’s resignation and added that the state would drop part of a new logo, the tagline “Cooler …
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'Hoi Toiders': The Last Of The Carolinian Brogues

'Hoi Toiders': The Last Of The Carolinian Brogues | FCHS AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY | Scoop.it
"Hoi Toider," aka Ocracoke Brogue, is a dialect of American English spoken only on remote islands in North Carolina's Outer Banks. The unique accent and vocabulary developed over hundreds of years as a result of the area's isolation. Visitors often mistake the accent as foreign, but with origins dating back to the 1600s, Ocracoke Brogue is about American as it gets. Time to get "Hoi."
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Chocolate that makes a difference

Chocolate that makes a difference | FCHS AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY | Scoop.it
Theo Chocolate owner Joe Whinney believes that customers will pay more for their candy bars if they know they are investing in improving the lives of cocoa bean harvesters in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Ben Affleck is making the same bet. Seth Doane reports.
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Do You Know The Outline of These Countries?

Do You Know The Outline of These Countries? | FCHS AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY | Scoop.it
Can you spot the real outline from the fake?..

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, August 18, 3:03 PM

This is just for fun...The borders/coastlines of these 14 countries are slightly photoshopped in one of the two images, and you have to remember from your mental maps which one is correct.  And yes, of course I got a 14. 

 

Tagsmapping, trivia, funborders, cartography.

Jamie Strickland's comment, August 19, 10:37 AM
Love this --- will try with my classes when I talk about cognitive images and our mental maps!
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Why sugar beet farmers are all in on GMOs

Why sugar beet farmers are all in on GMOs | FCHS AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY | Scoop.it
If consumers turn against GMO crops, however, farmers know they'll have to adapt
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How over 2 feet of rain caused historic flooding in Louisiana in less than 72 hours

How over 2 feet of rain caused historic flooding in Louisiana in less than 72 hours | FCHS AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY | Scoop.it
All-told, over 20 inches of rain fell in less than 72 hours around Baton Rouge.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, August 16, 9:58 PM

Last month I was in New Orleans, and it rained for about 2 hours…it was staggering to see how many issues stemmed from that drainage in such a flat floodplain.  This is so much worse.  This article focuses on the weather/environmental situation, and this one on the political/human impact.

 

Tags: urban ecology, environmentweather and climate, water, disasters

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Cartograms of the Olympic Games

Cartograms of the Olympic Games | FCHS AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY | Scoop.it
The distribution of medals shows the existing Olympic inequalities: The overall patterns are a reflection of wealth distribution in the world, raising the question whether money can buy sporting success. Besides investment in sports by those countries who can afford it, the medal tables also reflect a battle for global supremacy in political terms.

 

Tags: sport, popular culture, mapping, historical, cartography.


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PIRatE Lab's curator insight, August 15, 8:32 PM
Another very interesting way to present geographic data.
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Southern Places You're Probably Mispronouncing

Southern Places You're Probably Mispronouncing | FCHS AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY | Scoop.it
If you want to get a "you're not from around here" eye roll, take a shot at pronouncing these GPS coordinates without asking a local.
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Point Roberts

Point Roberts | FCHS AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY | Scoop.it
An American city stranded at the tip of a Canadian peninsula where strict adherence to the "49th parallel rule" became problematic.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, April 22, 5:34 PM

I'm sharing this because what isn't exciting about an exclave that was created by a superimposed, geometric border?  

 

Tags: borders, political.

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The Diverging Economies of L.A. and San Francisco

The Diverging Economies of L.A. and San Francisco | FCHS AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY | Scoop.it
A conversation with Michael Storper, the author of a new book on why San Francisco has outperformed L.A. in recent decades.
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Students go on virtual field trip to various farms

Students go on virtual field trip to various farms | FCHS AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY | Scoop.it
Students in 1,200 classrooms across the country got to tour different farms on Tuesday without leaving their seats.
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Rhode Island marketing official resigns over Iceland video

Rhode Island marketing official resigns over Iceland video | FCHS AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY | Scoop.it
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The state’s top marketing official, who oversaw the disastrous rollout of a tourism campaign that included a video mistakenly featuring a scene from Iceland, resigned on Friday. Gov. Gina Raimondo said she accepted Betsy Wall’s resignation and added that the state would drop part of a new logo, the tagline “Cooler …
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32 Maps That Will Teach You Something New About the World

32 Maps That Will Teach You Something New About the World | FCHS AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY | Scoop.it
Our world is a complex network of people, places and things. Here are 32 maps will teach you something new about our interconnected planet.

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Some of these maps are more compellling than others (like all lists like this) but some are really telling.  The map above shows the dense concentration of tech corporate headquarters in Silicon Valley/San Francisco. 

 

Tags: technology, map, map archive. 

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StacyOstrom's curator insight, April 4, 9:18 AM

Some of these maps are more compellling than others (like all lists like this) but some are really telling.  The map above shows the dense concentration of tech corporate headquarters in Silicon Valley/San Francisco. 

 

Tags: technology, map, map archive. 

Jodi Esaili's curator insight, April 4, 9:28 AM

Some of these maps are more compellling than others (like all lists like this) but some are really telling.  The map above shows the dense concentration of tech corporate headquarters in Silicon Valley/San Francisco. 

 

Tags: technology, map, map archive. 

macellomedeiros's curator insight, April 4, 10:18 AM

Some of these maps are more compellling than others (like all lists like this) but some are really telling.  The map above shows the dense concentration of tech corporate headquarters in Silicon Valley/San Francisco. 

 

Tags: technology, map, map archive. 

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Cocoa-nomics explained: Unwrapping the chocolate industry

Cocoa-nomics explained: Unwrapping the cocoa industry
Cocoa-nomics: Why chocolate really doesn't grow on trees
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Cocoa-nomics explained: Unwrapping the chocolate industry

Cocoa-nomics explained: Unwrapping the cocoa industry
Cocoa-nomics: Why chocolate really doesn't grow on trees
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