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How railroads, highways and other man-made lines racially divide America’s cities

How railroads, highways and other man-made lines racially divide America’s cities | Place Based Geography Videos - Current Events | Scoop.it
“ The power of roads, bridges and tracks to enforce segregation.”
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Nicholas Vargas's curator insight, July 17, 2015 3:50 PM

Many of America's cities are racially segregated. Despite the common narrative that this segregation is de facto, the truth is that much of it is not. It is the result of a legacy of government policies, real estate practices and urban development that intentional sought to divide neighborhoods. The maps in this article display the racial divides in several Americans cities, including Hartford.

 

What patterns and trends can you see in the racial dot map of Hartford?

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Video - Earth weather over 7 days in 2005

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Using real data, this simulation's volume-rendered clouds depict seven days in 2005 when a category-4 typhoon developed off the coast of China.


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Satellite image - Where China and Kazakhstan Meet

Satellite image - Where China and Kazakhstan Meet | Place Based Geography Videos - Current Events | Scoop.it

While people often say that borders aren’t visible from space, the line between Kazakhstan and China could not be more clear in this satellite image. Acquired by the Landsat 8 satellite on September 9, 2013, the image shows northwestern China around the city of Qoqek and far eastern Kazakhstan near Lake Balqash.

 

The border between the two countries is defined by land-use policies. In China, land use is intense. Only 11.62 percent of China’s land is arable. Pressed by a need to produce food for more than 1.3 billion people, land that can be sustain agriculture is farmed intensely. Fields are dark green in contrast to the surrounding arid landscape, a sign that the agriculture is irrigated. As of 2006, about 65 percent of China’s fresh water goes to agriculture, irrigating 629,380 square kilometers (243,300 square miles) of farmland (an area slightly smaller than the state of Texas).


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Critical Thinking Lesson Plans: Civics Engagement

Critical Thinking Lesson Plans:  Civics Engagement | Place Based Geography Videos - Current Events | Scoop.it

Resources for creating lessons plans that push the thinking in Civics


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Mamanutter31's curator insight, November 20, 2014 12:26 PM

Civics Lesson Plans that encourage critical thinking.

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Geosense: an online world geography game

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An online world geography game...


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Which of the 11 American nations do you live in?

Which of the 11 American nations do you live in? | Place Based Geography Videos - Current Events | Scoop.it
“ A fascinating new look at the cultural differences between the 11 nations that make up North America.”
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Nicholas Vargas's curator insight, July 24, 2015 7:52 AM

Describe the makeup of the United States according to the "11 nations" theory?

 

Do you agree with the author's position?

 

If this is true, what are some of the implications for the United States as we move forward?

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Video - Explosive Breach of Condit Dam

On October 26th, a hole was blasted in the base of 125' tall Condit Dam on the White Salmon River in Washington. In less than 2 hours, the reservoir behind the dam drained completely and the White Salmon flowed unimpeded by a dam for the first time in 100 years.

 

This short clip is a combination of video and timelapse photography captured throughout the day.


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Explore old maps of US cities

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"This cool new historic mapping app from the folks at esri and the U.S. Geological Survey is worth exploring.  What it does is take 100 years of USGS maps and lets you overlay them for just about any location in the nation. That allows users to see how a city – say Harrisburg – developed between 1895 and today.  The library behind the project includes more than 178,000 maps dating from 1884 to 2006."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, August 5, 2014 12:20 PM

For more ESRI maps that let you explore urban environmental change, the 'spyglass' feature gives these gorgeous vintage maps a modern facelift (but not available for as many places). The cities that are in this set of interactive maps are: 



Tags: cartography, mapping, visualization, urban, historical.

PIRatE Lab's curator insight, August 13, 2014 12:25 PM

For more ESRI maps that let you explore urban environmental change, the 'spyglass' feature gives these gorgeous vintage maps a modern facelift (but not available for as many places). The cities that are in this set of interactive maps are: 

 

Chicago (1868)Denver (1879) Los Angeles (1880)Washington D.C.(1851)New York City (1836)San Francisco (1859)
Hongsheng Li's curator insight, August 14, 2014 12:40 AM
古今地图对比
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Top Ideas for Geography Teachers

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The GA supports primary and secondary geography teachers through teaching resources, geography journals, CPD events, Barnaby Bear, Worldwise and more.

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Catherine Smyth's comment, May 29, 2013 2:37 AM
A well-resourced professional association for geography based in the UK. The section for primary teachers offers practical and innovative ideas for developing geographical understanding in the primary classroom.
Kelsey Haddrill's curator insight, May 29, 2013 8:21 AM

Would be particularly helpful in creating activities for year 7 geography classes

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Place-based Geography Videos

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Professor Seth Dixon shares over 50 of his favorite geography videos in this online map http://bit.ly/KDY6C2


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A great tool for current events

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Matt Davidson's curator insight, October 23, 2014 7:54 PM

Great site - showing locational context is important for not just Geography but every subject. How can we understand the complexities of topics like conflict or urban economies or agricultural histories.... without understanding locations and maps?

Melissa Marie Falco-Dargitz's curator insight, November 3, 2014 12:02 PM

It was nice to see where everything was happening. I hope it gets updated to more current events. I wish we had something like this when we were looking at the invasion of Kuwait.

Caroline Ivy's curator insight, March 15, 2015 5:19 PM

Seth Dixon uses ArgGIS to juxtapose maps with the location a video is associated with. 

 

This idea has crossed my mind before. Now, a video can be contemplated with the spatial accuracy needed. This connects events to a place, and can help students more fully grasp the geospatial distribution of events.