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15 free educational resources for the 2016 Rio Olympics - Ara Sarafian - ABC Splash - http://splash.abc.net.au/newsandarticles/blog/-/b/2357881/15-free-educational-resources-for-the-2016-rio-olympi...

15 free educational resources for the 2016 Rio Olympics - Ara Sarafian - ABC Splash - http://splash.abc.net.au/newsandarticles/blog/-/b/2357881/15-free-educational-resources-for-the-2016-rio-olympi... | Primary Geography | Scoop.it
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Geographical Association - Earthquake and tsunami resources

Geographical Association - Earthquake and tsunami resources | Primary Geography | Scoop.it
The GA supports primary and secondary geography teachers through teaching resources, geography journals, CPD events, Barnaby Bear, Worldwise and more.
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The Geography of New Orleans

The Geography of New Orleans | Primary Geography | Scoop.it
Geographers make a distinction between site and situation as they consider the underlying foundation of a place. Few cities represent such a wide chasm between these two aspects as does New Orleans. The situation, or the answer to why does a place exist, was imperative. The Mississippi River was a major artery for the North American continent. As first the Europeans and then the Americans assumed control of the area, a port was essential at the mouth of this river. But the site, the response to where a city is placed, continues to confound. Few environments were or are more inhospitable to human habitation. Poor soil, disease, floods, and hurricanes are constant threats that have plagued the city for over three centuries. But the why trumped the where and hence the paradox of New Orleans persists.

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New Orleans is the classic example to use to explain the difference between site and situation...lousy site, incredible situation.  These maps are a nice introduction to the city.  

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Jukka Melaranta's curator insight, April 2, 2:27 PM

New Orleans is the classic example to use to explain the difference between site and situation...lousy site, incredible situation.  These maps are a nice introduction to the city.  

Ivan Ius's curator insight, April 3, 11:58 AM

New Orleans is the classic example to use to explain the difference between site and situation...lousy site, incredible situation.  These maps are a nice introduction to the city.  

Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, April 16, 3:00 AM

The reasons people live in some places is a product of economic, environmental and historic factors. New Orleans is a good example. 

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5 Activities to Make Your PowerPoint More Engaging

5 Activities to Make Your PowerPoint More Engaging | Primary Geography | Scoop.it
Is PowerPoint a useful teaching tool? A few days ago on the Teaching English - British Council Facebook page there was a discussion about PowerPoint - Do you love it or hate it? The discussion linked to an article by Rob Lewis who talked about ways PowerPoint could be used in class. In an earlier post he…

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Reminds me of old games in a new format. BUT engaging for our current digital natives.

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Marianne Hart's curator insight, March 31, 9:32 AM

Awesome resource for teachers - fun things to do with PowerPoint including ready-made templates.

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Awesome resource for teachers - fun things to do with PowerPoint including ready-made templates.

Tonya Smith Saylor's curator insight, May 7, 9:25 PM

Thinking of doing a PowerPoint for your next classroom presentation? Check out this resource to assist you in creating a more interesting and engaging presentation that your audience will love.

 

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.9-10.5
Make strategic use of digital media (e.g., textual, graphical, audio, visual, and interactive elements) in presentations to enhance understanding of findings, reasoning, and evidence and to add interest.

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Revolutionary new solar power plant generates energy all day and all night

Revolutionary new solar power plant generates energy all day and all night | Primary Geography | Scoop.it
The new plant overcomes one of the largest barriers to mass deployment of solar energy.
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Making the Change: Female Climate Fighters | Oxfam Education

Making the Change: Female Climate Fighters | Oxfam Education | Primary Geography | Scoop.it
Narrated by the poet Roger McGough, the film “Making the Change: Female Climate Fighters” provides an insight into the human impact of climate change in communities in Bolivia, Philippines, Zimbabwe and the United Kingdom. The accompanying resources provide further information about the lives of four women featured in the film and a selection of creative, cross-curricular teaching ideas to support learners to explore the issue of climate change in greater depth.
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QUIZ: Can you match the country to what it used to be called?

QUIZ: Can you match the country to what it used to be called? | Primary Geography | Scoop.it
France has not always been called France.

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I am a citizen of which country?

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, January 31, 10:49 PM

Everybody know that Istanbul was Constantinople, but some countries have also known by other names.  This quiz of 18 countries is fairly easily, but I must object to the website's characterization for a perfect score: "You're basically a professional historian."  The word you were looking for was geographer...and if you now have a song stuck in your head, here is the They Might Be Giants version and the old school Four Lads version of Istanbul (Not Constantinople)--you're welcome. 

 

Tags: trivia, games, place, toponyms.

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Seasons

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ABC Splash - always good value for HSIE

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There’s a Walkable Map of the World in Denmark

There’s a Walkable Map of the World in Denmark | Primary Geography | Scoop.it
It really is a small world after all at Denmark’s World Map at Lake Klejtrup, a 43,000-square foot world map built entirely to scale.
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Even the way her constructed this is interesting

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Global Cities

"The evolving role of cities and regions presents planning challenges as urban areas are work to achieve particular social, economic and environmental goals. This video explores a range of cities to examine how fully integrated planning, design, engineering and management capabilities can help to improve cities."

 

Tags: urban, planning, urbanism, architecture.


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Massive landslides caught on camera

A complete collection of the biggest mudslides and rockslides from around the world.

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Pretty scarey - be careful i f you use these in primary school - children need to feel safe. I am thinking this is good for teachers.

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Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, October 27, 2015 7:04 PM

Unit 1 Year 7 : Study of a Geomorphic hazard 

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Teachers TV: Primary Geography: Festivals - YouTube

Here we recommend three resources for learning about festivals within primary geography. Rachel Bowes, chair of the primary committee at the Geographical Ass...
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Origin of crops | CIAT Blog

Origin of crops | CIAT Blog | Primary Geography | Scoop.it
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This is so great. We are doing Stephanie Alexander kitchen gardens programs  in the next few weeks with about 60 pre-service teachers. I always try to do some work on food in  history, geography, global education and economics to link in with the science, health focus of Stephanie Alexander programs.  This gives me so much more to talk about and work on pedagogy associated with it. !!1 I am so excited!!!
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A New Map for America

A New Map for America | Primary Geography | Scoop.it
The 50-state model is holding the country back. It needs a new system, built around urban corridors.
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Can we look at our map and think of it differently? Then can we get others to agree with us?
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32 Maps That Will Teach You Something New About the World

32 Maps That Will Teach You Something New About the World | Primary Geography | Scoop.it
Our world is a complex network of people, places and things. Here are 32 maps will teach you something new about our interconnected planet.
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Fascinating stuff - I love how if you come from a particular country you are provided with a map that reflects your country's political bias. Ah it was so much simpler when the world was primarily painted red and in Australia we saw ourselves as part of the great British Commonwealth. Ignore the rest.
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How a Modern-Day Mapmaker Does His Job

How a Modern-Day Mapmaker Does His Job | Primary Geography | Scoop.it
Tom Harrison, a Californian cartographer, explains what goes into a good map and why making one can take nearly two years.
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Maps are a choice of the mapmaker or who he/she has contacted to make the map. Maps come with values attached.
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Why Children Still Need to Read (and Draw) Maps

Why Children Still Need to Read (and Draw) Maps | Primary Geography | Scoop.it
While many skills have become obsolete in the digital age, map reading remains an important tool for building children's spatial reasoning skills and helping them make sense of our world.

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ApocalypseSurvival's curator insight, March 11, 9:15 AM

Young people need to develop a mental map of their environs and an over-reliance on GPS/mapping apps are no substitute.  When these youth become drivers, they are unprepared to make spatially/navigational decisions because they lack map reading skills.  They might think that their apps can do all the work and that an old fashioned paper map is outdated technology, but their spatial thinking skills become atrophied. Spatial skills are crucial for understanding the world as a global citizen, to understand your local environs and for making scientific discoveries.  So teach a kid how to read a map...the sooner the better. 

 

Tags: education, K12, geography education, spatial, mapping.

The Planetary Archives / San Francisco, California's curator insight, March 11, 6:25 PM

Young people need to develop a mental map of their environs and an over-reliance on GPS/mapping apps are no substitute.  When these youth become drivers, they are unprepared to make spatially/navigational decisions because they lack map reading skills.  They might think that their apps can do all the work and that an old fashioned paper map is outdated technology, but their spatial thinking skills become atrophied. Spatial skills are crucial for understanding the world as a global citizen, to understand your local environs and for making scientific discoveries.  So teach a kid how to read a map...the sooner the better. 

 

Tags: education, K12, geography education, spatial, mapping.

Mike Busarello's Digital Storybooks's curator insight, March 13, 6:53 AM

Young people need to develop a mental map of their environs and an over-reliance on GPS/mapping apps are no substitute.  When these youth become drivers, they are unprepared to make spatially/navigational decisions because they lack map reading skills.  They might think that their apps can do all the work and that an old fashioned paper map is outdated technology, but their spatial thinking skills become atrophied. Spatial skills are crucial for understanding the world as a global citizen, to understand your local environs and for making scientific discoveries.  So teach a kid how to read a map...the sooner the better. 

 

Tags: education, K12, geography education, spatial, mapping.

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26 Things You Might Not Know Were Named After Places

26 Things You Might Not Know Were Named After Places | Primary Geography | Scoop.it
From cheddar cheese to the tuxedo.

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Emma Boyle's curator insight, March 2, 12:31 PM

Many ordinary objects are named for places where they were discovered, invented, or widely used. If you smell a dab of cologne on the man eating a Danish in the bungalow, the way you speak about that incident has a linguistic debt to a town in Germany, and the countries of Denmark and Bangladesh.  Many foods (especially wine and cheese) are named after places and 26 are highlighted in this article and here is a (semi-) exhaustive list of words derived from toponyms. 

 

Tags: food, language, toponyms.

MSTA's curator insight, March 3, 3:35 PM

Many ordinary objects are named for places where they were discovered, invented, or widely used. If you smell a dab of cologne on the man eating a Danish in the bungalow, the way you speak about that incident has a linguistic debt to a town in Germany, and the countries of Denmark and Bangladesh.  Many foods (especially wine and cheese) are named after places and 26 are highlighted in this article and here is a (semi-) exhaustive list of words derived from toponyms. 

 

Tags: food, language, toponyms.

Jodi Esaili's curator insight, March 4, 3:34 PM

Many ordinary objects are named for places where they were discovered, invented, or widely used. If you smell a dab of cologne on the man eating a Danish in the bungalow, the way you speak about that incident has a linguistic debt to a town in Germany, and the countries of Denmark and Bangladesh.  Many foods (especially wine and cheese) are named after places and 26 are highlighted in this article and here is a (semi-) exhaustive list of words derived from toponyms. 

 

Tags: food, language, toponyms.

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Spatialworlds: The currency of Geography

Spatialworlds: The currency of Geography | Primary Geography | Scoop.it

Image above: A frequently reported current event - displaced persons on their way to Europe from the Middle East and Africa.

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From Malcolm McInerney on the currency of Geography. How do we understand our world without  Geography?

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How geography shapes international politics | Geography Education

How geography shapes international politics | Geography Education | Primary Geography | Scoop.it
Tim Marshall explains how world geography colors national development and foreign relations. | Geography Education
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Sounds interesting. for a start what is the "place" of the author?

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Bartlett librarian pulls out stamp collection to help students learn world geography

Bartlett librarian pulls out stamp collection to help students learn world geography | Primary Geography | Scoop.it
Karla Norma is a new member of the Memphis Stamp Collectors Society and is using gifts from the club to help fifth-graders brush up on world geography.
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I have written a unit of work for the new Geography syllabus using stamps, They still hold fascination- at least for me!!

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Photographing mega-cities from 12,000 feet

Photographing mega-cities from 12,000 feet | Primary Geography | Scoop.it
Photographer Vincent Laforet spent the early stages of 2015 photographing the likes of New York, Las Vegas, London, Sydney and Barcelona from a helicopter.

 

Tags: urban, megacities, unit 7 cities, images.


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Marianne Naughton's curator insight, December 6, 2015 10:19 PM

Great photo of city ... 

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The Ganges River Is Dying Under the Weight of Modern India

The Ganges River Is Dying Under the Weight of Modern India | Primary Geography | Scoop.it
The country’s future depends on keeping the holy river alive.
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The Geography of E-Waste

The Geography of E-Waste | Primary Geography | Scoop.it
By Seth Dixon, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Geography, Rhode Island College The world is increasingly going hi-tech. Many people in our high consumption society want the latest and the greatest; l...
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US focused but think about implications for us.

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