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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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Gender: Food security

Gender: Food security | Geography teaching | Scoop.it

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Looking at the important role of women in addressing the issue of food provision throughout the world.
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APHG Promo Video

This is video is a great tool to drum up interest in an AP Human Geography course produced by David Burton.  See more promotional videos/start-of-the-year clips at http://wp.me/P2dv5Z-1ec


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Love this video introducing the study of Geography. Its dramatic and diverse in the issues it introduces.
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Seth Dixon's curator insight, January 23, 3:33 PM

This is just one of my favorite "start of the year" videos.  I've compiled them for when you need to show the importance of geography, spatial thinking and geo-literacy.  Collectively, they show why taking geography courses is so important, useful and interesting. 

 

Tags: geo-inspiration, geography education, APHG.

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Believe the hype
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Bay of Bengal: depleted fish stocks and huge dead zone signal tipping point

Bay of Bengal: depleted fish stocks and huge dead zone signal tipping point | Geography teaching | Scoop.it

Long treated as a bottomless resource pit, economic over-exploitation of the ocean, pollution and rising sea levels are having a catastrophic impact on life in the bay


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Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)'s curator insight, February 6, 10:54 PM
L9.A1.4 The challenges to food production, including land and water degradation, shortage of fresh water, competing land uses, and climate change, for Australia and other areas of the world (ACHGK063)
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Natural disasters affect some of the most disadvantaged

Natural disasters affect some of the most disadvantaged | Geography teaching | Scoop.it

The first-of-its-kind research about ‘natural’ disaster hotspots in Australia has identified a disaster hotspot in the NSW northeast that co-incided with local government areas much more frequently involved in disaster declarations than elsewhere, with implications for disaster and risk-management.

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Outlines the inequity of natural disasters across NSW and the effect on different levels of SES and the impact for disaster management.

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What does Liveability mean?

What does Liveability mean? | Geography teaching | Scoop.it
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For Year 7 Place and Liveability. Short video on the meaning of the liveability concept.
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Plate tectonics

Plate tectonics | Geography teaching | Scoop.it
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Range of resources from ABC Splash on plate Tectonics - useful for Landscapes and Landforms.
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Leicester City as an example of globalisation forces | Geography | tutor2u

Leicester City as an example of globalisation forces | Geography | tutor2u | Geography teaching | Scoop.it
Leicester City – you know, that small-ish, never-done-anything-much, didn’t-Gary-Lineker-support-them-or-something…. - well they made history yet again last nig
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Sport as an element for interconnections.


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The Autumnal Equinox

The Autumnal Equinox | Geography teaching | Scoop.it

"In the Northern Hemisphere, the fall equinox marks the first day of fall (autumn) in what we call astronomical seasons. There's also another, more common definition of when the seasons start, namely meteorological definitions, which are based on average temperatures rather that astronomical events.  Equinoxes are opposite on either side of the equator, so the autumnal (fall) equinox in the Northern Hemisphere is the spring (vernal) equinox in the Southern Hemisphere and vice versa."

 

Tags: Sun, seasonal, space.


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Simple explanation of the Equinox.
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The Autumnal Equinox
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Where our food came from

Where our food came from | Geography teaching | Scoop.it

"Explore the geographic origins of our food crops – where they were initially domesticated and evolved over time – and discover how important these 'primary regions of diversity' are to our current diets and agricultural production areas."


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Great interactive map to illustrate the source regions of the world and foods that originated there. Hover over each region and the foods of that area popup.


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, June 14, 2016 2:57 PM

This is an incredibly rich website with great interactive maps, dynamic charts, and text with rich citations.  This is one of those resources that an entire class could use as a starting point to create 30+ distinct project.  This is definitely one of the most important and best resources that I've shared recently, one that I'm going to use in my class.  Where did a particular crop originally come from?  Where is it produced today?   How do these historic and current agricultural geographies change local diets and economies around the world?  All these issues can be explored with this interactive that includes, but goes beyond the Columbian Exchange

 

Tags: foodeconomicfood production, agribusiness, agriculture, APHG, unit 5 agriculture, globalizationbiogeography, ecology, diffusion.

Rory McPherson's curator insight, July 3, 2016 5:39 PM

Very informative! It's great to learn where our food comes from. The author is able to communicate this information through simple but effective maps and visualizations.

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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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Sophie Wilson's curator insight, August 31, 2016 10:33 AM
This video shows the process of potatoes moving from farm to factory in America and how they are turned into chips. It shows how the potatoes are planted, grown and turned into chips. 
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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, 2016 3:59 PM

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

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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, 2016 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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The Geography Teacher's Introduction to OpenStreetMap

The Geography Teacher's Introduction to OpenStreetMap | Geography teaching | Scoop.it

"Wed, Mar 15, 2017 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM EDT, the NCGE will be offering a free webinar for educators on the OpenStreetMap project and how you can incorporate it into your class."


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Anyone interested in learning more about Open Street Map might like to enrol for this Webinar. Check the local time for this by clicking on the link about this webinar.


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, March 13, 11:04 AM

My students and I join OpenStreetMap (OSM) projects, especially when there is a major humanitarian need...it's a great way to make service learning and geospatial technologies come together. If you are interested learning more about OSM projects for the classroom, sign up for this NCGE webinar seminar as soon as possible, since this event is right around the corner (the webinar program is one of the many great reasons to become a member of NCGE). 

 

TagsNCGE, mappingedtech, cartography, geospatial, disasters, STEM.

 

Boulagnon's curator insight, March 15, 3:45 PM

My students and I join OpenStreetMap (OSM) projects, especially when there is a major humanitarian need...it's a great way to make service learning and geospatial technologies come together. If you are interested learning more about OSM projects for the classroom, sign up for this NCGE webinar seminar as soon as possible, since this event is right around the corner (the webinar program is one of the many great reasons to become a member of NCGE). 

 

TagsNCGE, mappingedtech, cartography, geospatial, disasters, STEM.

 

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What can I do with a Geography Degree?

What can I do with a Geography Degree? | Geography teaching | Scoop.it

"While it is easy to understand getting excited about maps, different cultures and environments, and even being better citizens through geography, it is harder to see how geographic knowledge can lead to good jobs or meaningful careers. In recent years, people have discovered that large numbers of societal problems have geographic dimensions, and that education and training in geography provides essential skills and knowledge for real-world problem solving. As a result, geography has become a necessary ingredient in hundreds of different jobs. This assortment of careers helps demonstrate the wide array of employment opportunities that exist for graduates with education in the field of geography. Within this publication, careers are divided into a number of different employment categories, including:

​Geography EducationEnvironmental GeographyGeospatial TechnologiesLand Use Planning
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Great for introducing the vocational relevance of geography.
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Geographic Concepts: Geographic Perspective and Geographic Skills And Careers
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what can i do with a degree in geography? ALOT!
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Human Population Through Time

It took 200,000 years for our human population to reach 1 billion—and only 200 years to reach 7 billion. But growth has begun slowing, as women have fewe
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The growth of the worlds population in an animation showing not only increasing numbers, but also the spread of the worlds people, major factors affecting population and the distribution of people over the world. There are also predictions for the future population.
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Sally Egan's curator insight, December 5, 2016 4:34 PM
The growth of the worlds population in an animation showing not only increasing numbers, but also the spread of the worlds people, major factors affecting population and the distribution of people over the world. There are also predictions for the future population.
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Growth of underwater cables that power the web

Growth of underwater cables that power the web | Geography teaching | Scoop.it

"The map above, created with data from Telegeography, shows how those cables have developed since 1990. Most existing cables were constructed during a period of rapid growth in the mid-2000’s. This was followed by a gap of several years during which companies steadily exhausted the available capacity. Over the last few years, explosive new demand, driven by streaming video, has once again jumpstarted the the construction of new cables."


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Sally Egan's curator insight, October 26, 2016 5:57 PM

Great images for Interconnections.


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Growth of underwater cables that power the web
Lee Hancock's curator insight, November 1, 2016 5:42 PM

Telecommunication linkages between continents, regions and cities. Note the strength of the trans-atlantic connections. These communication linkages enable communication between these areas.

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'First step' on way to Sydney's green grid

'First step' on way to Sydney's green grid | Geography teaching | Scoop.it
Planning Minister Rob Stokes has announced funding to begin connecting open spaces through the city.
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Important aspect of liveability in Sydney
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Opera Residences shoot for the sky

Opera Residences shoot for the sky | Geography teaching | Scoop.it
The landmark location and stunning views mean demand for these new luxury apartments could be unprecedented.
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Current article relating to the consolidation process occurring within Sydney and demand for inner city apartments. Applicable to case study of the results of urban dynamics and Sydney as a large city in developed world.
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Interactive Climate Map

Interactive Climate Map | Geography teaching | Scoop.it

"Obsessed as we are with cartography we in Staridas Geography perceive any aspect of the actual 3D World as a constant opportunity for another pretty map creation!"


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Fun way for students to learn about the diverse climates around the world, by selecting a location on the map students are shown the climatic data of the selected place.
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Seth Dixon's curator insight, May 6, 2016 11:35 AM

This is a great interactive map of the world's climate zones. 

 

Tags: ESRIStoryMapedtech, GIS, mapping, cartographyphysical.

Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, August 19, 2016 7:47 PM

Great map to discuss global distribution of biomes and links to climate 

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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, 2016 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.

Lilydale High School's curator insight, April 24, 2016 4:39 AM
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.


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