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What Does Good Geography Teaching Look Like?

What Does Good Geography Teaching Look Like? | Geography is my World | Scoop.it

Seth Dixon, a Rhode Island College geography professor and the coordinator of the RI Geography Education Alliance, gave the keynote address at the Thinking Geographically about International Issues 2013 summer institute, in a talk entitled What Does Good Geography Teaching Look Like?


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Alejandro Restrepo's comment, August 4, 2013 12:22 AM
Great work
Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, August 31, 2013 2:25 AM

This is a great video and sa reminder of how we should be approaching our teaching of the Australian Curriculum. 

Jarrod Dodds's curator insight, April 13, 2014 8:49 PM

In this video, Seth Dixon demonstrates a profound knowledge of geographical concepts . More importantly, it's his delivery and approach to teaching those concepts.

 

Watch this video and respond to the questions.

 

1) Highlight what methods the professor uses to engage students effectively.

 

2) Why do you think those methods are important, particularly for the subject of geography?

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Population Density

Population Density | Geography is my World | Scoop.it

"[This map's] an unabashedly generalized interactive population density map inspired/stolen from a map by William Bunge entitled Islands of Mankind that I came across on John Krygier‘s blog. I thought Bunge’s map was a novel way to look at population density, and I’ve tried to stay close to the spirit of the original."


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Katelyn Sesny's curator insight, October 31, 2014 12:22 PM

While most articles talk about population growth, this article provides factual and visual evidence to show population density. -UNIT 2

michelle sutherland's curator insight, January 28, 8:28 PM

love the map

Daniel Lindahl's curator insight, March 21, 11:50 PM

This is an interactive map that shows which parts of the world are most densely populated. It becomes very apparent to the viewer that the world is not evenly distributed at all. Places like China and India have a far higher population density than places like Russia. 

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Understanding Global Statistics

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"Infographics to explain global statistics."


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Leoncio Lopez-Ocon's curator insight, August 27, 2013 3:49 PM

Un conjunto de sencillas infografias para visualizar estadisticas de la humanidad en el tiempo presente

trampolinecalf's comment, September 27, 2013 2:46 AM
good one
Sid McIntyre-DeLaMelena's curator insight, May 29, 2014 12:11 PM

If the World was 100 People shows the statistics of the world as in smaller proportions allowing them to be easily visualized.

Some of the graphics divide the people into regions and nationalities mainly as Formal by continents .

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7 worst international aid ideas

7 worst international aid ideas | Geography is my World | Scoop.it
Maybe their hearts were in the right place. Maybe not. (The 7 worst international aid ideas.
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The importance of sending money 'home' - The Guardian

The importance of sending money 'home' - The Guardian | Geography is my World | Scoop.it
The Guardian The importance of sending money 'home' The Guardian A petition containing more than 25,000 signatures was delivered to Downing Street on Wednesday urging the prime minister to put pressure on Barclays bank to reverse its withdrawal of...
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Remember 'remittances'?

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The gender imbalance in technology

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Why does a discipline so boastful of its impact on the future seem to live so firmly in the past?
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Inequalities in Gender - Core Unit

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Planet Under Pressure

Debate map visualization of: DebateGraph and the scientists behind the Planet Under Pressure 2012 conference are collaborating to distill the main arguments, evidence, risks and policy options facing humanity into a dynamic knowledge map to help to...
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Have a play with this. We'll discuss it in class this semester...

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Gamers Going Green: New Video Game Turns Players Into Biofuel Farmers | QUEST

Gamers Going Green: New Video Game Turns Players Into Biofuel Farmers | QUEST | Geography is my World | Scoop.it
A new video game designed by computer scientists and ecologists is poised to shed light on the best way to manage biofuel farms.
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The bizarre PINK lakes from around the world that look like milkshakes due to a freak of nature

The bizarre PINK lakes from around the world that look like milkshakes due to a freak of nature | Geography is my World | Scoop.it
Incredibly, these stunning but rather unusual pink lakes are a natural phenomenon, the result of certain algae found in sea salt fields.
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Beautiful interpretation of the world...

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A Global Goal on Gender Equality, Women's Rights and Women's Empowerment - Huffington Post

A Global Goal on Gender Equality, Women's Rights and Women's Empowerment - Huffington Post | Geography is my World | Scoop.it
A Global Goal on Gender Equality, Women's Rights and Women's Empowerment
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Hardly a day goes by without a news story on some violation of women's rights.
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UN projects Kenya to grow older and healthier

UN projects Kenya to grow older and healthier | Geography is my World | Scoop.it
Kenya will become an older and healthier nation in the coming decades, the United Nations said in a revised global population forecast issued on Friday.
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China orders firms to curb pollution

China orders firms to curb pollution | Geography is my World | Scoop.it
China's State Council orders firms in heavy-polluting industries to cut emissions by 30% in the next four years.
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Hydraulic Fracking

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"Hydraulic fracturing, or 'fracking', is the process of drilling and injecting fluid into the ground at a high pressure in order to fracture shale rocks to release natural gas inside."

 


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Denise Pacheco's curator insight, December 17, 2013 3:37 PM

Hydrographic Turing puts people in  safety and health risks. Because the water is contaminated and because of the oil spills, blow outs, and fires. They put chemicals into the ground in order to make cracks in the earth to collect natural oil, but they use people's land in order to collect the oil. People are complaining about these industries because they now have to buy water every month instead of getting it from their sinks or wells. Not to mention some houses have already blew up or caught on favor thanks to hydro fracturing. They need to put a stop to this, at least do it on land that is not being used and far away from people.

Jacqueline Landry's curator insight, December 17, 2013 6:07 PM

The development of gas is important for energy but there are health and safety risks with cracking in neighborhoods. Quality of air and water is important for survival. Nature matters and people matter, they need to find a middle ground. 

Kuzi's curator insight, October 20, 2014 9:42 AM

The visual example explained the procses

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The 7,000 Streams That Feed the Mississippi River

The 7,000 Streams That Feed the Mississippi River | Geography is my World | Scoop.it

" A new online tool released by the Department of the Interior this week allows users to select any major stream and trace it up to its sources or down to its watershed. The above map, exported from the tool, highlights all the major tributaries that feed into the Mississippi River, illustrating the river’s huge catchment area of approximately 1.15 million square miles, or 37 percent of the land area of the continental U.S. Use the tool to see where the streams around you are getting their water (and pollution)."

 


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Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, August 31, 2013 2:20 AM

INland water environments

Kyle Kampe's curator insight, September 4, 2013 9:40 PM

Land use is different around Mississippi River basin.

Victoria McNamara's curator insight, December 12, 2013 1:28 PM

The Mississippi River flows down the east side of the United States. Since the river is so long it has many streams that expand off it it as well. As you can see in the picture the red parts are the sections where the water has branched off the Mississippi River. It takes up almost all of the middle section of the United States. 

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Doubling of Iraqi oil production by 2020? | Peak Oil News and ...

Doubling of Iraqi oil production by 2020? | Peak Oil News and ... | Geography is my World | Scoop.it
Those who expect a doubling of Iraqi oil production to 6 mb/d by 2020 should pray for enduring peace and social justice in this war-torn country. Iraq's overdue integration into OPEC's quota system will also present challenges ...
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In China, one-child policy compounds loss of child for parents

In China, one-child policy compounds loss of child for parents | Geography is my World | Scoop.it
One-child policy leaves some parents childless, hopeless and facing financial ruin in old age.

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jacob benner's comment, September 14, 2013 5:11 PM
China is overpopulated and it its becoming a problem, but by forcing parents to only have one child is leading to other problems. The childless parents describe there life to be empty and full of depression and without their child they are running into financial issues. Most of the time it is to late for the parents to have another child.
Joseph Thacker 's curator insight, April 15, 2014 5:43 PM

I understand the issues China is having with their large population but the one-child policy hurts the average family. Problems occur when a family can only have one child. If anything were to happen to that child, whether he/she dies young, runs away or gets thrown in prison. That can leave the parents vulnerable later in life. When the parents become elderly they may not have a child to take care of them. China must find another way to control their population. 

Caitlyn Christiansen's curator insight, May 25, 11:04 PM

China's one-child policy has had a greater effect than slowing population growth and decreasing the labor force. Another widespread problem for parents obeying this rule is the loss of their only child and the devastation it brings due to the cultural importance of family in China. Ancestors are greatly respected and descendents mark a great life. After parents retire they rely on their children for support and their needs. When they do not have a child anymore, their whole life derails and they spend the rest of their days with a broken family that can never quite heal. In many cases, the parents are then too old to have another child and their life simply falls apart. Protests have been made in the past for similar situations, but the Chinese government has not yet fulfilled its promises to provide greater assistance to these parents or to change their policy.

 

This article relates to population and migration through the population policy of China and its drastic effects on family life and parents. This policy would be classified as anti-natalist because of its promotion of smaller families with less children. It discourages having children.

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Hollywood's Highest-Paid Actresses: Where Gender Bias Reigns Supreme

Hollywood's Highest-Paid Actresses: Where Gender Bias Reigns Supreme | Geography is my World | Scoop.it
Forbes recently published its annual list of Hollywood’s Highest-Paid Actresses, with Angelina Jolie earning an astounding $33 million -- and the #1 spot -- thanks in large part to her upcoming role in Disney’s “Maleficent,” set to be released next...
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...and more gender bias at the top end

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How to Teach and Engage Students... with Zombies

How to Teach and Engage Students... with Zombies | Geography is my World | Scoop.it

David Hunter's curriculum replaces the standard textbook with a zombie-based graphic novel and implements aspects of gamification into its lessons.


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Well here's something I had never considered before!

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Lou PRNICI's curator insight, July 31, 2013 8:36 AM

"Amazing"

Exygy's curator insight, July 31, 2013 4:51 PM

Replacing textbooks with information that is accessible to this generation-brilliant!

Millard Rausch's curator insight, August 15, 2013 11:27 PM

Once you've given in to the urge to dumb everything down to this degree you might as well be living in a zombie movie.

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4 Stunning Images of Freshwater Resources

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Clean, fresh water is essential to the well-being of nearly every living thing on the planet. Without it, businesses can’t function, families can’t cook a safe
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Paul Pholeros: How to reduce poverty? Fix homes | Video on TED.com

In 1985, architect Paul Pholeros was challenged by the director of an Aboriginal-controlled health service to "stop people getting sick" in a small indigenous community in south Australia.
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Solving transport headaches in the cities of 2050

Solving transport headaches in the cities of 2050 | Geography is my World | Scoop.it
With global cities swelling and car use soaring, how will our existing transport systems cope? Ryan Chin at the MIT Media Lab looks at sustainable options.
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Looking forward to this in China!

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Global Warming and Our Inconvenient Minds

Global Warming and Our Inconvenient Minds | Geography is my World | Scoop.it
A fun chat on humans’ inconvenient minds and why they make finding consensus on climate hard, but consensus on some smart energy steps easy.
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A predictable find: More people means more environmental stress

A predictable find: More people means more environmental stress | Geography is my World | Scoop.it
A federal report looking at trends in population growth, travel patterns and land use and their impact on the environment is predictably sobering.
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OK, so this is predictable and sobering. This, presumably, means also that this is actionable...

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Environmental advocates, visitors question removal of BP oil cleaning crews in Gulf

Environmental advocates, visitors question removal of BP oil cleaning crews in Gulf | Geography is my World | Scoop.it
Finding tar balls linked to the BP oil spill isn't difficult on some Gulf Coast beaches, but the company and the government say it isn't common enough to keep sending out the crews that patrolled the sand for three years in Alabama, Florida and...
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Where does BP's reponsibility stop?

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