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Geografibloggen: Why Geography matters...

Geografibloggen: Why Geography matters... | Geography | Scoop.it
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Håller med! Geografi är ett missförstått och underskattat ämne i skolan. Va, är det inte bara namngeografi det handlar om? Nej, lite lätt ironiskt blir svaret!

 

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Worldometers - Världstatistik för situationen just nu

Worldometers - Världstatistik för situationen just nu | Geography | Scoop.it
Statistik avseende befolkning, myndigheter, ekonomi, samhälle, massmedia, miljö, livsmedel, vatten, energi, hälsa.
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En bra uppdaterad sida om befolkningsutveckling etc.

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Choices Program Presentation

What Does Good GeographyTeaching Look Like? Answering the Big Questions in Geography.


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Zhanat Shanbatyrova's comment, June 28, 2013 3:11 AM
Thanks a lot for the valuable information!
Jorge Joo Nagata's curator insight, June 28, 2013 8:26 AM

Me encantó la presentación... dice tantas cosas de una disciplina tan querida (e importante) para mi y que debe tener una relevancia primordial ahora más que nunca.

Bonnie Bracey Sutton's comment, June 28, 2013 12:07 PM
It came from Seth.. take a look at his pages. Awesome things.
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Great Web Maps


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Intresting and useful!

 

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Heidi Hutchison's curator insight, June 18, 2013 5:57 AM

Incredible tools to teach geography and get kids excited about it! So cool!

Mrs. Howard's curator insight, June 19, 2013 6:14 AM

Geography Resource

Juan Daniel Castillo's curator insight, June 21, 2013 12:33 AM

Great!

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Schools downplaying geography lessons

Schools downplaying geography lessons | Geography | Scoop.it

The Daily Rundown’s Chuck Todd takes a look at the National Geographic Bee and talks with host of the bee and of Jeopardy, Alex Trebek. Trebeck tells Todd that Americans are woefully ignorant when it comes to geography.


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Magnus Gustafsson's comment, June 12, 2013 12:27 PM
In Sweden we have the same discussion about geography in school. It´s easy to learn fact about countries but not so easy to develop the spatial thinking skills.
Joe Andrade's curator insight, July 2, 2013 5:51 PM

Alex Trebek explains the importnace of geography. Its not all about memorizing where things are, its understanding how and why location has such an impact on history, economy and politics.

jfraley0032's curator insight, July 8, 2013 3:24 PM

This is what ive been saying forever! Schools are leaving Geography out! Lets bring out some fun exciting Geography lessons (e.g. Geocaching, Find the box, geography posters, water testing, daily weather checks, even as simple as what to wear today for K-2nd.) Geography is coming back in Mrs. Jessica's Class ASAP!

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Bolivia: A Country With No McDonald’s

Bolivia: A Country With No McDonald’s | Geography | Scoop.it
What America can learn from one of the most sustainable food nations on Earth.

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Jess Deady's curator insight, February 20, 3:27 PM

McDonalds is a social and economical chain restaurant that has not made its way to Bolivia. Sure, they like hamburgers but they prefer to get them from the women hawking them on the streets. Who can blame them? When is the last time you bought something that was made in America? Probably a couple weeks or months even. Cultural traditions are fading out fast and moves like this are what will keep Bolivians culturally enabled.

Paige Therien's curator insight, March 1, 1:21 PM

There is much valuable information to learn from other countries and cultures, especially when it comes to food because subsistence greatly shapes a culture.  Of course, the United States is very different than Bolivia in terms of culture and geography, but there is a lot to take away from the structural rejection of McDonalds in Bolivia.  Bolivia has taken advantage of the altitudinal zonation that is characteristic of their mountainous country; they have formed a system of reciprocity which fosters strong community and leaves no room for giant food corporations such as McDonald.  If people in the United States want a change in their food systems, the first step is rejecting the systems that should not play a role, but currently do.  Institutions like McDonalds have allowed people to be so far removed from their food sources, and ultimately, an important characteristic unique to humanity (food producers).

Amy Marques's curator insight, April 24, 6:41 AM

       It's interesting that globalization is one of the reasons for the growth of fast food chains like McDonald’s around the world. It’s hard for countries to turn down a food company who really does configure their menu to the consumers their serving. I find it interesting that Bolivia found a way to resist this. Its topography is what made the last store close in 2002. McDonald’s couldn’t survive in the mountainous country with the Andes and the Amazon. They were able to resist because the nation always prioritized local control of its food system and eating healthy. Its people value food, food producers, and their ecosystems

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Earth's Green Places Mapped

"Although 75% of the planet is a relatively unchanging ocean of blue, the remaining 25% of Earth's surface is a dynamic green. Data from the NASA/NOAA Suomi NPP satellite is able to detect these subtle differences in greenness. The resources on this page highlight our ever-changing planet, using highly detailed vegetation index data from the satellite, developed by scientists at NOAA. The darkest green areas are the lushest in vegetation, while the pale colors are sparse in vegetation cover either due to snow, drought, rock, or urban areas. Satellite data from April 2012 to April 2013 was used to generate these animations and images."


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Useful insiight how we humans can change the world!

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Maricarmen Husson's curator insight, July 15, 2013 1:18 PM

Green in the satelital present of our planet

Sectores verdes en forma satelital en el presente de nuestro planeta

Louis Culotta's curator insight, July 16, 2013 2:05 PM

This is something to check out if you want to see first hand look at the green and not so green places on our planet. It really makes you see the parts of the world that get enough rain and the areas that don't that makes what we see from Satellite images from space.

Al Picozzi's comment, July 18, 2013 8:19 AM
Can really see the effect of development in the Amazon river basin. Also this system can be a great use to help in areas that are facing a drought.
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Geografibloggen: Why Geography matters...

Geografibloggen: Why Geography matters... | Geography | Scoop.it
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Håller med! Geografi är ett missförstått och underskattat ämne i skolan. Va, är det inte bara namngeografi det handlar om? Nej, lite lätt ironiskt blir svaret!

 

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Maps of Panem - The Hunger Games

Maps of Panem - The Hunger Games | Geography | Scoop.it
From The Hunger Games trilogy: different perspectives on the country of Panem.

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Chris Scott's curator insight, July 2, 2013 8:02 AM

As I looked at this map, it amazes me at how the post-apocalyptic North America could look like. I read the books and I actually did not think of some of North America being partially submerged.

 

Cam E's curator insight, January 28, 9:50 AM

An interesting imagination of the Districts in the Hunger Games and where they might be in North America (excluding Cental American and the Carribean). All of these seem to come from some sort of common sense perspective based on the actual products from each region. We can see that the region which produces Electronics would be the geographical equivilent to California, which is well known for their technology within the Silicon Valley region. Some of these regions elude my minimal knowledge in Geography, and I can only guess at their purpose. Could the Luxury Item District be a tongue-in cheek joke about Las Vegas? Or even Hollywood? The "Peacekeepers" district being centered somewhat near Texas and the border with Mexico makes me wonder if it's placed there because of our border fence with Mexico.

Gabbie J's curator insight, May 9, 5:16 PM

If you have ever read the Hunger Games series , then you were probably curious on where the districts are located. These are some interpretations that other people have made to try and fulfill the Hunger Games fans needs for a conclusion . You could even see what district you would live in if you lived in Panem. 

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Here's what Pangea looks like mapped with modern political borders

Here's what Pangea looks like mapped with modern political borders | Geography | Scoop.it
Pretty wild, right? It's a map of Pangea — a supercontinent that formed roughly 300 million years ago — mapped with contemporary geopolitical borders.

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Padmanabhan Jaikumar's comment, June 4, 2013 9:57 PM
may be answers to many questions
Magnus Gustafsson's comment, June 11, 2013 11:37 PM
Tnanks! This map makes it easier to understand our world right now.
Steven Flis's curator insight, December 17, 2013 12:27 PM

My favorite part about this map has to be its unintentionaly demographich connecter (If that even makes sense) for example along the south east part of the united states their are alot of latin americans and on this map the two continents are brought closer to each other to match the cultural demogaphic. To continue this the east coast and dixie are have a massive african american population. and again the african continent is brought close to people who have ancestreal roots to it. I know that pangea is not the reason why each culture settled in its respetive area just funny how well that worked out.