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The United Countries of Baseball Map

The United Countries of Baseball Map | Geography Education | Scoop.it

This is the new and improved version of the familiar map can teach regions (formal, functional, vernacular) as well as the importance on TV markets as a diffusion mechanism for culture.  As mentioned by Andy Baker, "This map is also useful for showcasing 'threshold' and 'range' from 'Central Place Theory.' For instance, I ask my students, 'Why are the Mid-Atlantic & California coasts boundaries (range) so small compared to Great Plains teams?'"  Great idea Andy!

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Andy Baker's comment, January 28, 2012 12:21 PM
This map is also useful for showcasing "threshold" and "range" from "Central Place Theory." For instance, I ask my students, "Why are the Mid-Atlantic & California coasts boundaries (range) so small compared to Great Plains teams?"

By the way, every Social Studies teacher (K-12, Post-Secondary) should have Seth's page bookmarked. Too much applicable & good stuff on here.
ASeagrave's comment, January 30, 2012 2:14 PM
It's crazy how obsessed the eastern side of the country is with baseball, but how oblivious and uninterested the western side is.
LMullen's comment, February 2, 2012 5:17 PM
I'd like to see a sales map with this because even thoug the Yankees and Redsox regions are much smaller than the Atlanta Braves or Texas Rangers, they pobably sell MUCH more.
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