Geography Education
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How The Russians Saved America's Sunflower

It's one of the few food crops that actually originated in North America. But the sunflower was just a pretty diversion until Soviet breeders came up with oil-rich varieties that became a staple.


This podcast discusses the foods that are native to the U.S., diffusion of species and the advantages of sunflower oil in the making of potato chips.  All of these become salient points for enhancing spatial thinking, understanding geographic patterns and processes.  

Via Mr. David Burton
Hector Alonzo's curator insight, October 13, 2014 12:54 PM

This is an interesting video because it explains how an American grown food is getting help from overseas and it just shows how important geography is to the betterment of world foods.

Geography Education
Global news with a spatial perspective:  Interesting, current supplemental materials for geography teachers and students.
Curated by Seth Dixon