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How the Canadian Provinces and Territories Got Their Names

How the Canadian Provinces and Territories Got Their Names | Geography maps | Scoop.it
Here's a little more Canadian history on this Canada Day.    

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Kaylin Burleson's curator insight, July 3, 2013 11:42 AM

Like Seth said - a little late for Canada Day, but we can certainly use in our World Geography  unit on North America.   

 

Sara Kanewske's curator insight, July 12, 2013 10:07 PM

Toponyms

English Gallery's curator insight, July 17, 2013 9:04 AM

Great for a little extra look at toponyms

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Generate Simple World Maps

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Free travel tip and photos from all over the world...


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, November 30, 2012 10:04 PM

This map is not a professionally produced map and that is the beauty of this website.  Virtually anyone can make a 1-feature world map by simply clicking on a checklist all the countries you want highlighted on your map.  Second, opened the file and added some text and a few lines to label it.  This took 20 minutes to make with no need for any cartographic or GIS experience  (this PNG didn't compress well, the full image of this map can be seen here).

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Atlas of True Names

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The Atlas of True Names reveals the etymological roots, or original meanings,
of the familiar terms on today's maps of the World, Europe, the British Isles and the United States.

For instance, where you would normally expect to see the Sahara indicated,
the Atlas gives you "The Tawny One", derived from Arab. es-sahra “the fawn coloured, desert”.


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John Blunnie's curator insight, July 2, 2013 11:12 AM

True names give these maps a unique and historic twist.

Carol Thomson's curator insight, July 17, 2013 4:57 AM

I loved looking at the map of great britain.  I hope it grabs my pupils' attention as an introduction to maps.

Amy Marques's curator insight, July 31, 2013 7:19 PM

Great to see what the original names where! Especially for those that are similar to its current name and those that are completely irrelevant!

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NASA | This World Is Black and White

A look at how the historic DaisyWorld model illustrates earth science concepts, such as albedo and feedback loops. This webshort was produced as an educational tie-in with the Science on a Sphere feature LOOP. 


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‘Ocean in Motion’ Debuts at LB Aquarium

‘Ocean in Motion’ Debuts at LB Aquarium | Geography maps | Scoop.it

The Aquarium of the Pacific will officially debut a new show in its Ocean Science Center on September 15. Ocean in Motion is an ongoing program that uses the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration’s Science on a Sphere® technology.


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Science on a Sphere in Norman gives a worldwide perspective on weather - NewsOK.com

Science on a Sphere in Norman gives a worldwide perspective on weather - NewsOK.com | Geography maps | Scoop.it
Science on a Sphere in Norman gives a worldwide perspective on weatherNewsOK.comThat's because she's standing in the atrium of the National Weather Center, looking up at the Science on a Sphere, a 6-foot-diameter hollow fiberglass sphere that most...

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Marilyn Korhonen's curator insight, June 10, 2013 5:22 PM

Bringing science to "life" for the general public.

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Modeling ‘Science on a Sphere’ to save the environment | SmartPlanet

Modeling ‘Science on a Sphere’ to save the environment | SmartPlanet | Geography maps | Scoop.it
Creating a 10-day Earth prediction system using NOAA’s Science on a Sphere would produce more than 52 exabytes of data, but could help scientist

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Welcome to 'Geography Education'

Welcome to 'Geography Education' | Geography maps | Scoop.it

Finding Materials: This site is designed for geography students and teachers to find interesting, current supplemental materials.  To search for place-specific posts, browse this interactive map.  To search for thematic posts, see http://geographyeducation.org/thematic/ (organized by the APHG curriculum).  Also you can search for a keyword by clicking on the filter tab above.

 

Staying Connected: You can receive post updates in the way that best fits how you use social media.

Update Notifications: Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Google+.

              Email: Click 'follow' button at top right of this page.

Sites with Content: Wordpress, Scoop.it.


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SRINIVAS KASULLA's comment, August 31, 2013 2:19 PM
Awsome liked the map and would like to contribute ....thanks for such a nice article Peters Energy :)
SRINIVAS KASULLA's comment, August 31, 2013 2:19 PM
Awsome liked the map and would like to contribute ....thanks for such a nice article Peters Energy :)
Thomas C. Thompson's curator insight, August 31, 2013 7:51 PM

Love this Geography Education site! Set up two ways: regionally and thematically so you can find lesson ideas easily.

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What will you do?

What will you do? | Geography maps | Scoop.it

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, July 7, 2013 9:02 PM

The world is in the palm of your hand; what will you do?  This is a question that each generation collectively needs to ask itself.  We can consider ourselves stewards of this planet with its vast natural resources and abundant potential.  If we make choices that are sustainable for the future we will keep many of these amazing possibilities open to future generations.  (For Hi-res image click here).  Just one more reason to read Geography Education.  


Tags: resources, sustainability.

Hoàng Phương's comment, July 8, 2013 5:22 AM
My hand make all thing.
Susana Negrin's comment, July 8, 2013 1:17 PM
Excelente estrategia para visitar el blog que es muy interesante!!
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MapMaker Interactive

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Use our tools to explore the world, learn about human and physical patterns, and make your own maps.

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Video Gallery | Science On a Sphere | NOAA.gov

Video Gallery | Science On a Sphere | NOAA.gov | Geography maps | Scoop.it

A collection videos on or relating to Science On a Sphere

 

Click headline to access website and thus the video clips--


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Learning Science the SOS Way: Science On a Sphere® Celebrates 10 years - NOAA

Learning Science the SOS Way: Science On a Sphere® Celebrates 10 years - NOAA | Geography maps | Scoop.it
NOAALearning Science the SOS Way: Science On a Sphere® Celebrates 10 yearsNOAAOne of the major challenges facing earth scientists is how to make their research interesting, understandable and memorable to people of all ages.

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Education | Science On a Sphere


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i work with one of these Science on a Spheres.  Highly recommended.

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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, July 9, 2013 7:24 PM

One of the most beautiful visual learning experiences there is.

Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, July 9, 2013 7:26 PM

Incredible network of Science on a Sphere as a learning device.

Bonnie Bracey Sutton's comment, July 9, 2013 7:28 PM
Science On a Sphere® is a unique and captivating educational tool that is used in science museums, visitor centers, zoos, aquariums, laboratories, and schools around the world. The Science On a Sphere® team and the SOS Users Collaborative Network are continually looking for ways to expand the educational capabilities of SOS. The educational material created to support SOS is available here, including scripts, lessons plans, and evaluations. If you have anything to contribute, please contact the webmaster. This is a growing section, so please check back often!
I love the one in the Sant Hall of science Smithsonian and the Goddard Space Science Center.
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Bizarre Borders


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Kristin Mandsager San Bento's curator insight, January 29, 2015 6:31 PM

Craziest thing I've ever seen!  The poor kids on Robert's Island that has to cross through Canada to go to school.  I think it's crazy that the borders were defined when they didn't even have a complete map.  Taking a guess obviously didn't work out.  It seems very difficult to define a border.  

WILBERT DE JESUS's curator insight, February 12, 2015 6:39 PM

Sometimes borders between frendly neighbours like Canada and USA are less protected than borders between countries with conflicts.

Adam Deneault's curator insight, December 4, 2015 10:01 PM
before watching this video, to be very honest, I thought we really did have the longest straightest possible border between two countries. What really blows my mind is that there is literally a gap between the two countries signifying the border. Another one is the random tip of land that goes into Canada, but it is not really land, it is a lake. But by far, the most bizarre border to me is the Point Roberts in Alaska, where the high school students have to actually pass international borders just to go to school.