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A Graphic Guide to Cemetery Symbolism

A Graphic Guide to Cemetery Symbolism | Geography Education | Scoop.it
To convey the lives of the people buried beneath them, and the expectations for what comes after death, symbolism has long been part of tombstones. Below is our guide to some of the most prevalent cemetery symbols. Take it along on your next wander through the necropolis!


Tag: cemetery, monumentslandscape.

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A good friend of mine always calls October 1st, the first day of Halloween.  Enjoy exploring the geography of cemeteries!

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asli telli's curator insight, October 15, 2015 1:44 AM

#cemetery #symbols might alleviate #pain of #families...#Ankaradayız

 

Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, November 7, 2015 10:04 AM

unit 3...I also shared a bit of this during unit 2 when we looked at CDR

Treathyl Fox's curator insight, December 25, 2015 11:01 AM

When you explain the symbolism, graveyards don't seem as spooky.  :)

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The Local Global Mashup Show

Get the inside edge on the stories that connect Americans to the world -- in your ear every week.
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This video explains why geography teachers should be interested in Latitude News given it's desire to show how global stories have regional impacts.  They often have interesting perspectives on global stories that makes the geographic linkages explicit.  They are currently raising funds to expand their reach.   

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Museum of Natural History

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The Smithsonian Museum of Natural History is a fabulous resource in Washington D.C., but now this museum available virtually.  Teachers can now bring the museums to the classroom with these fantastic Smithsonian virtual tours.   


Tags: biogeography, virtual tours, environment, ecology, historical, physical.

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HDC-Cemetery and Graveyard Interpretation

HDC-Cemetery and Graveyard Interpretation | Geography Education | Scoop.it
HDC guide to interpreting graveyards and cemeteries...

 

How can cemeteries be a fertile ground for geography projects for students?  This website provides an intellectual background on how to interpret cemeteries and gravestones as a cultural landscape and a portal to local historical geographies. 

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Public Cemeteries and GIS

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How to search for graves in the town of sylvan lakes lakeview cemetery.

 

This is a tangible example of public GIS data being used to help the community know more about it's history.  What type of project could you do make with this kind of data?  How could a cemetery be the nexus for a interdisciplinary project?       

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Geospatial mapping enhances Arlington National Cemetery management

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Officials at Arlington National Cemetery will use an Army-designed geospatial mapping system to manage cemetery operations, the executive director of the Army National Cemeteries Program said March 8, 2012.

 

This is another fantastic example of how GIS, GPS and online mapping can be used within many diverse projects.  Mapping cemeteries can be an excellent service learning project for a GIS class and the exploring local cemeteries is a very hands on method for exploring local history in a way that makes place matter. Geographic skills and spatial analysis is increasingly critical in the 21st century as we've seen an explosion of online applications for geospatial technologies.   

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This Grave Atlas Shows Where to Find the Distinguished Deceased

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We know where the bodies are buried ... take a virtual tour of world cemeteries that host famous artists and rogues


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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, November 11, 2014 3:22 AM

This Grave Atlas Shows Where to Find the Distinguished Deceased

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Trekking the Grand Canyon for Google Maps

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The term "street view" in Google Maps is continually getting stretched as the world's oceans, canyons, mountains and even cemeteries are being added to this ever-expanding database. 


Tags: Google, mapping, cartography, geospatial, cemetery

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Create QR Codes for GPS Coordinates to Create Scavenger Hunts

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Create QR Codes for GPS Coordinates to Create Scavenger Hunts...

 

Not everyone was access to a full class set of GPS units.  As more students have smart phone capabilities, this is just one idea on how to leverage that technology. 

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Using a Smartphone and ArcGIS Online

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"Now that it is easy to gather tracks and waypoints on a smartphone and map them in a GIS, it provides a good opportunity to remind students about the importance of being critical of and paying attention to data. I recently went on a walk around a local reservoir and used the Motion X GPS app on my iPhone to collect my track and a few waypoints. I emailed the data to myself and added the GPX file to ArcGIS Online so I could map and examine the track. I made my results public and made it visible below to feature some teachable moments......"

 

What a perfect combination!  Students more and more have these fantastic computing devices that we often underutilize (or ban outright) in their education.  This article shows how to bring GIS and a student's smartphone together.

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Jesse Gauthier's comment, September 2, 2012 1:20 PM
Mapping and examining your tracks of direction on the move, you can't get any more "real time" than that! And I have been witness to a change in school settings, in regards to cell phone use in school. I can remember before students had advanced cell phones, and cell phones were not allowed to be seen out of one’s pocket in a classroom. But now I am seeing cell phones being an advantage to classroom studies.
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Pere Lachaise: Cemetery's virtual tour

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Looking for Jim Morrison's grave?  There are countless famous people buried in Paris' most famous cemetery.  This virtual tour is as close as most of us will get to exploring it this school year.

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