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Geographers: Occupational Outlook

Geographers: Occupational Outlook | Geography teaching | Scoop.it

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This sounds like a key reason for studying Geography.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, December 2, 2013 4:18 PM

For those looking to justify the inclusion of geography in the curriculum, wanting to add a geography major at a school or need to justify the existence of geography education to a non-geo-evangelist, this is something to share.  The Bureau of Labor Studies has declared ""Employment of geographers is expected to grow 35 percent from 2010 to 2020, much faster than the average for all occupations. Employment growth will be fastest in the professional, scientific, and technical services industry."

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This is how our favorite foods look in their natural habitats

This is how our favorite foods look in their natural habitats | Geography teaching | Scoop.it
We know how to harvest potatoes and apples. There are other fruits and vegetables, however, which have natural habitats we can barely imagine. We see these items in the grocery store every day, but often we have no idea how they got there.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, March 28, 1:17 PM

This set of teaching images hammers home how natural items become commodities that are removed from their original context.  The fact that these foods are somewhat difficult to recognize shows just how most consumers have been removed from the full geographies of their food.  

 

Tagsfood production, images, agriculture, foodeconomic.

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Food - naturally.
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7 Proactive Studying Strategies for Students Who Hate Studying

7 Proactive Studying Strategies for Students Who Hate Studying | Geography teaching | Scoop.it
This article features some great studying strategies that will get students learning to love studying, no matter where their study habits are!
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Great ideas for helpiing students develop their study skills.

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GeoInquiries for AP Human Geography

GeoInquiries for AP Human Geography | Geography teaching | Scoop.it

"GeoInquiries are designed to be fast and easy-to-use instructional resources that incorporate advanced web mapping technology. Each 15-minute activity in a collection is intended to be presented by the instructor from a single computer/projector classroom arrangement. No installation, fees, or logins are necessary to use these materials and software."


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GIS applications across a range of topic areas for Geography.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, December 15, 2015 2:38 PM

ESRI has produced GeoInquires for Earth Science, History and now a complete set of AP Human Geography GeoInquiries.  I was grateful to be a part of the team that created these exercises; we believe that APHG should not just teach students about GIS, but be used to teach geography.  These GeoInquiries are an easy on-ramp since the were designed for students and teachers without a GIS background.

 

Tags: mappinggeospatialESRI, APHG.

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Defining Geography: What is Where, Why There, and Why Care?

Defining Geography: What is Where, Why There, and Why Care? | Geography teaching | Scoop.it
One reason why geography has languished in the curricula of many American schools is that so few people understand the nature of the discipline or its relevance to our everyday lives. What is geography? What is its unique perspective? What do geographers do? Why is geography important? Why should we teach (and learn) geography in the schools? These are questions that have gone largely unanswered in American education. This brief essay presents an easily taught, understood, and remembered definition of geography.

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Yolanta Krawiecki's curator insight, August 7, 2015 5:29 PM

This poster nicely summarizes this classic essay on what geography is and what geographers do...it's a perfect article for student to read.

 

Tags: education, K12, geography education.

Jade ten Kate's curator insight, August 7, 2015 11:01 PM

This poster nicely summarizes this classic essay on what geography is and what geographers do...it's a perfect article for student to read.

 

Tags: education, K12, geography education.

Jukka Melaranta's curator insight, August 8, 2015 12:14 AM

This poster nicely summarizes this classic essay on what geography is and what geographers do...it's a perfect article for student to read.


Tagseducation, K12geography education.

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From rainforest to your cupboard: the real story of palm oil - interactive

You wash with it, you brush with it, you toast it, it’s in 50% of what you buy – but what’s the real story of palm oil? Use the interactive below to trace the journey of palm oil from the rainforest through to your kitchen cupboard

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Detailed and informative interactive on Palm Oil industry.

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Five reasons why we should still read maps

Five reasons why we should still read maps | Geography teaching | Scoop.it
The Royal Institute of Navigation says reliance on sat-navs is undermining map-reading skills. So why should we still read maps?

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bernieshoot's curator insight, June 5, 2015 6:56 AM

#geography #education 

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Lire un carte est toujours le début d'une histoire...
Adilson Camacho's curator insight, June 6, 2015 12:44 PM

É isso aí!

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China's internal migration

China's internal migration | Geography teaching | Scoop.it
For decades China has experienced a mass migration of people from rural to urban areas. This large-scale movement of...
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Appropriate for topic "Changing Nations" in New NSW Syllabus Stage 4.

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Welcome To Geography!

"Lets start off the new school year in style! This is a re-imagining of an older resource designed to introduce the subject to new students in a highly visual manner.  Feel free to use & share it."


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This is a great introduction to the subject of Geography. Covering both the content, Fieldwork and investigation and teh tools and skills of the subject.

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dilaycock's curator insight, August 23, 2014 1:29 AM

Great slideshow to promote thinking about 'What is Geography?' and 'Why study Geography?'

Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, August 24, 2014 11:59 PM

Introducción a la Geografía.

MsPerry's curator insight, August 25, 2014 3:29 PM

APHG-Intro

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▶ First taste of chocolate in Ivory Coast - YouTube

Watch how the Dutch respond to a cocoa bean in return: http://www.metropolistv.nl/en/themes/chocolate/first-taste-of-chocolate-in-ivory-coast Check out our w...
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This could be a great study for Interconnections topic study of one global market in new Geography Syllabus.

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Lies Your World Map Told You: 5 Ways You're Being Misled

Lies Your World Map Told You: 5 Ways You're Being Misled | Geography teaching | Scoop.it

"Unfortunately, most world political maps aren't telling you the whole story. The idea that the earth's land is cleanly divvied up into nation-states - one country for each of the world's peoples - is more an imaginative ideal than a reality. Read on to learn about five ways your map is lying to you about borders, territories, and even the roster of the world's countries."


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Amazing stories on the World's changing Geopolitical status. Current stories about disputed borders, unrecognised territories and  newly declared nations.

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David Smart's curator insight, June 23, 2014 6:26 PM

add your insight...

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Nunca é "Toda a Verdade" ... 

MsPerry's curator insight, August 12, 2014 7:49 PM

APHG-U1

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The Habitable Planet

The Habitable Planet | Geography teaching | Scoop.it

"The Habitable Planet is a multimedia course for high school teachers and adult learners interested in studying environmental science. The Web site provides access to course content and activities developed by leading scientists and researchers in the field."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, May 14, 2014 2:07 PM

Much like the Power of Place resources were created by Annenberg Learner to share World Regional Geography videos, the Habitable Planet has diverse resources for Physical Geography and Environmental Science.  In essence, it is an excellent free online textbook.   


Tags: textbook, environment, physical.

dilaycock's curator insight, May 15, 2014 8:32 PM

This looks like a great site. I'm always impressed with the resources that come out of Annenberg. Many thanks to Seth Dixon for this Scoop.

Julie Wicks's curator insight, May 22, 2014 8:10 PM

Unit 5 and 8 are resources for AC Geography year 7 units.

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Geographers: Occupational Outlook

Geographers: Occupational Outlook | Geography teaching | Scoop.it

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This sounds like a key reason for studying Geography.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, December 2, 2013 4:18 PM

For those looking to justify the inclusion of geography in the curriculum, wanting to add a geography major at a school or need to justify the existence of geography education to a non-geo-evangelist, this is something to share.  The Bureau of Labor Studies has declared ""Employment of geographers is expected to grow 35 percent from 2010 to 2020, much faster than the average for all occupations. Employment growth will be fastest in the professional, scientific, and technical services industry."

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Environment Videos | Films For Action

Environment Videos | Films For Action | Geography teaching | Scoop.it
Films For Action is a community-powered alternative news center and learning library for people who want to change the world.

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dilaycock's curator insight, November 2, 2013 4:12 AM

Fantastic website with 2500 free-to-view videos on a variety of subjects. The Environment section has nearly 300 videos on a range of topics that include sustainability, energy; oceans, recycling, permaculture and more.

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PBS Food: Potatoes

PBS Food: Potatoes | Geography teaching | Scoop.it

"Follow America's favorite vegetable from field to factory — to see how potatoes grow and how they're turned into chips."


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This 5 minute video is a good introduction to the potato, it's hearth, diffusion, population impacts, nutritional profile and industrial production.  The geography of food goes far beyond the kitchen and there are more episodes in the "How Does it Grow?" series to show that.

 

Tags: food, economic, food production, agribusiness, industry, video, agriculture.

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carrie's curator insight, March 18, 5:34 PM

This 5 minute video is a good introduction to the potato, it's hearth, diffusion, population impacts, nutritional profile and industrial production.  The geography of food goes far beyond the kitchen and there are more episodes in the "How Does it Grow?" series to show that.

 

Tags: food, economic, food production, agribusiness, industry, video, agriculture.

Jessica Ruddy's curator insight, March 21, 10:57 AM

This 5 minute video is a good introduction to the potato, it's hearth, diffusion, population impacts, nutritional profile and industrial production.  The geography of food goes far beyond the kitchen and there are more episodes in the "How Does it Grow?" series to show that.

 

Tags: food, economic, food production, agribusiness, industry, video, agriculture.

Jodi Esaili's curator insight, March 22, 9:41 AM

This 5 minute video is a good introduction to the potato, it's hearth, diffusion, population impacts, nutritional profile and industrial production.  The geography of food goes far beyond the kitchen and there are more episodes in the "How Does it Grow?" series to show that.

 

Tags: food, economic, food production, agribusiness, industry, video, agriculture.

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Geography as a Primary Source

Geography as a Primary Source | Geography teaching | Scoop.it

"A geographic perspective is a way of looking at and understanding our world. When you view the world through the lens of geography, you are asking who, what, where, when, and how people, places, and things are distributed across the surface of the earth, and why/how they got there. In other words, it means that you are analyzing something with a geographic perspective. The understanding and use of a geographic perspective is critical for decision making skills in the 21st century. Using spatial concepts such as location, region, movement, and scale to help us understand:

Interactions - How the world worksInterconnections - How systems in our world are connected Implications - How to make well-reasoned decisions"

---@natgeo, Geography as a Primary Source


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This provides a great introduction to Geography.

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Jeremy Hansen's curator insight, January 27, 3:59 PM

This is a field guide designed by National Geographic to help students strengthen their geographic skills.

Lilydale High School's curator insight, March 23, 5:52 AM

This is a field guide designed by National Geographic to help students strengthen their geographic skills. 

 

Tags: National Geographic, perspective.

is bell's curator insight, March 29, 10:28 PM

This is a field guide designed by National Geographic to help students strengthen their geographic skills. 

 

Tags: National Geographic, perspective.

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The Guardian view on geography: it’s the must-have A-level | Editorial

The Guardian view on geography: it’s the must-have A-level | Editorial | Geography teaching | Scoop.it
Editorial: It used to be a Cinderella subject. Now, in a world that increasingly values people who can work across the physical and social sciences, geography’s all the rage
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Interesting article illustrating the value of geography as an interdisciplinary subject - a subject of today's world!

 

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Educator Spotlight: Mapping Globalization

Educator Spotlight: Mapping Globalization | Geography teaching | Scoop.it
Sylvia McBride has more than 12 years of teaching experience and currently teaches human geography at Castle Park High School in Chula Vista, California. Sylvia is an active member of the Californi...
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A great example of the teaching of globalisation which illustrates to students the impact of this process in their daily lives.

 

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Liveable cities: who decides what that means and how we achieve it?

Liveable cities: who decides what that means and how we achieve it? | Geography teaching | Scoop.it
A liveable city has become the highest form of praise we can give to a city space. But we need to discuss what that means and who gets to participate in the process of governing and shaping a city.

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Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, April 16, 2:38 AM

Investigate the criteria used to measure the liveability of the world's cities - and the current city rankings.

Examine variatiions in the criteria used to assess liveability. Identify  features of liveability considered important for the average person - such as affordability - are not included in global indices. 

 

Choose studies from  Macmillan Geoworld 7 NSW  to investigate the mesasurement of liveability. For example 

 

Chapter 6: Liveability: Perceptions and influences

Individually or in groups students can examine reasons people live in places many would consider  "unliveable". They can develop their own criteria for liveability and apply those criteria to make choices.

Chapter 7: Liveability: measurement and evironmental factors.

Investigate ways of measuring liveability including global world city indices, access to energy (electricity), transport, shelter,  employment and cultural amenities. Assess the influence of crime and safety, environmental quality and climate change on liveabiloity. 

 

 

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This is a must read starting point for your project. It summarises some important conecpts and issues that you need to consider. 
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Black Saturday | Australian Broadcasting Corporation - /stories/mosaic

Black Saturday | Australian Broadcasting Corporation - /stories/mosaic | Geography teaching | Scoop.it
On February 7, 2009 Victoria had the worst bushfires in the nation's recorded history. Black Saturday, claimed 173 human lives and destroyed 2029 homes. This website offers a collection of the most compelling and significant stories of the fires and the aftermath, placing them alongside contextual information about key events. This is an interactive story of Black Saturday.

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Tourism

Tourism | Geography teaching | Scoop.it
Whether visiting a place within their borders as 'domestic tourists' or heading overseas, Australians love going on...
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USeful for New Syllabus topic "Interconnections and ONE global market eg Tourism.

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Metropolis TV - Topics - Chocolate - Watch episode: Chocolate

Chocolate
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This series of videos could be useful as a study of chocolate as a global market in the topic Interconnections in the new Geography syllabus.

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The Language of Maps Kids Should Know

The Language of Maps Kids Should Know | Geography teaching | Scoop.it
The vocabulary and concepts of maps kids should learn to enhance their map-skills & geography awareness. Concise definitions with clear illustrations.
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Great resource for all studenmts relating to map terms.

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Where Will The World's Water Conflicts Erupt?

Where Will The World's Water Conflicts Erupt? | Geography teaching | Scoop.it

As the climate shifts, rivers will both flood and dry up more often, according to the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Shortages are especially likely in parts of the world already strapped for water, so political scientists expect feuds will become even more intense. To track disputes worldwide, researchers at Oregon State University spent a decade building a comprehensive database of international exchanges—-both conflicts and alliances—over shared water resources. They found that countries often begin disputes belligerently but ultimately reach peaceful agreements. Says Aaron Wolf, the geographer who leads the project, “For me the really interesting part is how even Arabs and Israelis, Indians and Pakistanis, are able to resolve their differences and find a solution.”


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Adilson Camacho's curator insight, June 20, 2014 2:50 PM

Questões políticas... 

J. Mark Schwanz's curator insight, June 21, 2014 11:01 AM

Add water to geography education curriculum? You better believe it. The crisis of the 21st century is and will be water.  

Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, May 21, 2015 11:36 AM

summer reading KQ2: How have humans altered the Earth's environment?  Water Security

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Earthquakes in the Classroom

"An 8.2-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of northern Chile, generating a local tsunami.  The USGS reported the earthquake was centered 95 km (59 miles) northwest of Iquique at a depth of 20.1km (12.5 miles).  This video gives the context for this type of earthquake."  


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dilaycock's curator insight, April 3, 2014 2:02 AM

From Seth Dixon: 

 "IRIS(Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology) creates teaching resources for teachers who want to use the current events such as yesterday's earthquake in Chile as an opportunity to discuss earth's physical systems and how they impact humanity.  They've produces slides, animations and PDFs for classroom use all while you were sleeping last night."  

Geofreak's curator insight, April 3, 2014 1:37 PM

Hoe ontstond deze tsunami precies?

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http://www.iris.edu/hq/programs/education_and_outreach/resources

 

Lesson Plans from the Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS)

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The Geography and Literacy Connection

The Geography and Literacy Connection | Geography teaching | Scoop.it

"What do you think of when you hear the word literacy? Depending on what you teach, chances are geography is not the first thought that comes to mind. But believe it or not, geography and literacy naturally share many similarities. And you can deepen students’ learning in both geography and literacy when they are integrated in the curriculum."


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Ana Melo's curator insight, November 4, 2013 9:41 AM

Geography provides a lot of fundamental knowledge and gives you also a sense of place, which I find very relevant in times of globalization where you belong everywhere and nowhere simultaneously.

Chris Cividino's curator insight, November 8, 2013 12:06 AM

Understanding key terminology in geography is paramount to demonstrating deep knowledge of geographical concepts.

Max Minard's curator insight, March 21, 2015 10:45 PM

In this report, a researcher describes the relationship between geography and literacy on educational terms. When combined, these two very similar topics would provide major benefits to a child curriculum in school giving them a better insight on geography through literary concepts. These certain concepts help kids better recognize relationships within graphs and charts that give valuable geographic information. This article helps prove geography as a field of inquiry based on its relations with other subjects that help enhance the knowledge among the children in any school curriculum.