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Stratocam: Google Earth Imagery

Stratocam: Google Earth Imagery | Global education = global understanding |
Explore and vote on the best Google Maps satellite imagery around the world.


Much like sites that you can rate items up or down, you can rate the best aerial photography via Google Earth screen shots.  There are some beautiful images and places to be discovered through this site.  The physical and human landscapes are both intermingled in this fantastic collection of careful, it can be amazingly addictive.  Users can take there own screenshots to be included in the gallery, making this a user-based, participatory project.  For more from the producer of this site, see:

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Deep Freeze Spreads Across Europe

Deep Freeze Spreads Across Europe | Global education = global understanding |
The frigid weather that plagued Eastern Europe much of last week spread westward over the weekend, grounding flights, snarling traffic, and causing hundreds of deaths...


This picture alone is a fantastic teaching resource.  I can see a great lesson structured around analyzing the physical and human geographic context within these landscapes (there are 39 additional images in the gallery).  

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Nick Flanagan's curator insight, December 12, 2012 9:32 PM

It's crazy how the cold effected this region.  I mean some of these pictures didnt een look they were real, they looked like something you would see on a postcard.  I think it would be cool at first to be there and see these images first hand, but with how cold it looks there i would probably be over it in about 10 minutes. 

Edelin Espino's curator insight, December 5, 2014 11:49 AM

That sounds really sad. Imagine a Homeless in this situation. No even in the worst snow storm of RI since the 80's we have something like that.

Alyssa Dorr's curator insight, December 17, 2014 9:30 PM

The frigid weather that plagued Eastern Europe has spread westward over a few weekends ago, grounding flights, snarling traffic, and causing hundreds of deaths. While the subzero temperatures and heavy snowfalls have brought hardship, residents of some areas were able to take advantage of the conditions for skating, sledding, kite surfing, and other winter pastimes. Meteorologists warn that more blizzards may be hitting the region, and state officials, shelters, and aid organizations are preparing to help even more people in need. Throughout the rest of this article, there consists many pictures of the deep freeze that has taken place across Europe.

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Religious architecture of Islam

Religious architecture of Islam | Global education = global understanding |
Read Religious architecture of Islam for travel tips, advice, news and articles from all around the world by Lonely Planet...


This is an excellent article that can be used in a thematic class for analyzing religion, the human landscape, the urban environment and cultural iconography.  For a regional geography class, this show great images from Indonesia, Spain, Egypt, Syria and Israel/Palestine.  

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Lily and Cami's curator insight, November 5, 2014 5:18 PM

Israel Religion: I scooped this because the picture really stood out to me because the golden dome stands over the rock on Temple Mount. you also can see great images of Indonesia, Spain, Egypt, Syria, and Israel/Palestine. Not only are these sacred buildings but they are also big religious and tourist attractions.

Jacob Crowell's curator insight, December 15, 2014 1:20 PM

Although all part of the same religion these buildings are influenced heavily by their location. I think this is important to note because it challenges our assumptions on Islam. When I think of a mosque a certain image pops into my head, these images shows how the same religion can still have local influences.

Dallas Raulerson's curator insight, April 7, 11:21 AM
This article talks about the reasons why Islamic religious followers build this Mosque and other religious place for Muhammad and other religious people. This relates to our class subject because we are talking about religion and sacred places and why things are built for people or things of there religion or what they believe in.   
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Harbin Internat'l Ice and Snow Festival 2012

Harbin Internat'l Ice and Snow Festival 2012 | Global education = global understanding |
The annual Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival has been held since 1963, interrupted for a number of years during the Cultural Revolution until it was resumed in 1985. Harbin is the capital of Heilongjiang province, in northeastern China. 


Captured in this photoessay are grandiose, yet ephemeral landscapes.  Why construct these monumental landscapes?  Like the fleeting World Fair landscapes, how do they transform space and place? 

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