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Geography Strikes Back

Geography Strikes Back | Geography Education | Scoop.it
To understand today's global conflicts, forget economics and technology and take a hard look at a map, writes Robert D. Kaplan.


This is a timely article that shows the importance of geography in understanding current events throughout the world.  Also included in this link are videos and pictures connected to an interactive map that highlights a few global conflicts.  Students would benefit from reading this article in preparation for completing a news article assignment.  Geographic context always matters; it might not tell the whole story but it will certainly shape it.   


Tags: Geography, GeographyEducation, Unit 1 GeoPrinciples.

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Andrew Shears, PhD's comment, September 9, 2012 9:41 AM
Really good critical reaction to this piece from Derek Gregory: http://geographicalimaginations.com/2012/09/08/geography-strikes-back/
Seth Dixon's comment, December 11, 2012 8:37 AM
Thanks for sharing that article Andy, I'm just seeing it now!
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