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Geography game: how well do you know the world?

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Play the Global development game: identify the world's countries and territories, rank them according to GDP then fingers at the ready for the picture round

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Ughhhhhh, this is addicting. Must stop playing. Must keep playing so I can beat JC.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, December 21, 2012 8:50 AM

This game is not as simple as it may appear.  The first round challenges you to be able to recall basic facts, the second has you comparing countries while the third asks you about global current events.  Hopefully geography education around the world can get past that '1st round' and into deeper content.  Good luck (Hint: use a computer with a mouse since locating the countries on the map is a timed activity).  


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Matt Evan Dobbie's curator insight, December 22, 2012 3:42 AM

Geography game

Eliana Oliveira Burian's curator insight, December 26, 2012 6:46 AM

Are you ready?

 

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What's Happening in the world today and quizzes to test your understanding of all things geographic and historic
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How Ebola sped out of control

How Ebola sped out of control | Random Stuff and Current Events | Scoop.it
The story behind the failure of the world's health organizations to stop the Ebola disaster.

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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, October 7, 2014 4:24 AM

How Ebola sped out of control

Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, October 7, 2014 9:53 AM

unit 1

Bella The Non-Vampire's curator insight, January 12, 10:18 AM

The development between MDCs and LDCs are very different in a lot of ways. The Ebola epidemic is handled in two different ways because of the levels of development in countries. in MDCs there is more of a health indutry and can cure sicknesses much faster than those countries of less development. 

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Crisis in the Crimea: The Showdown Between Ukraine and Russia

Crisis in the Crimea: The Showdown Between Ukraine and Russia | Random Stuff and Current Events | Scoop.it

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, March 7, 2014 9:32 AM

This StoryMap from ESRI is a nice way to explore the current events in Crimea and this set of maps from National Geographic shows the historical geography of the region.   This issue has many inter-regional connections as well.  Many residents of former Soviet Republics are nervous seeing Russia's aggressive political strategy;  Moscow's previously similar foreign policy that aligned with Beijing's interests are now diverging

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Inner turmoil

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Authoritative weekly newspaper focusing on international politics and business news and opinion.

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Hydraulic Fracking

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"Hydraulic fracturing, or 'fracking', is the process of drilling and injecting fluid into the ground at a high pressure in order to fracture shale rocks to release natural gas inside."

 


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Denise Pacheco's curator insight, December 17, 2013 3:37 PM

Hydrographic Turing puts people in  safety and health risks. Because the water is contaminated and because of the oil spills, blow outs, and fires. They put chemicals into the ground in order to make cracks in the earth to collect natural oil, but they use people's land in order to collect the oil. People are complaining about these industries because they now have to buy water every month instead of getting it from their sinks or wells. Not to mention some houses have already blew up or caught on favor thanks to hydro fracturing. They need to put a stop to this, at least do it on land that is not being used and far away from people.

Jacqueline Landry's curator insight, December 17, 2013 6:07 PM

The development of gas is important for energy but there are health and safety risks with cracking in neighborhoods. Quality of air and water is important for survival. Nature matters and people matter, they need to find a middle ground. 

Kuzi's curator insight, October 20, 2014 9:42 AM

The visual example explained the procses

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Google Lit Trips



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Seth Dixon's curator insight, March 16, 2013 7:09 PM

Google Earth is a great teaching tool for geographers, but it is also a way to bring geography and spatial thinking to other disciplines.  Google Lit Trips makes the journeys that take place in literature (both fiction and non-fiction) all the more real by mapping out the movements as a KML file that can be viewed in Google Earth.  By embedding pictures, websites, videos and text into the path, this becomes an incredibly interactive resource for teachers of all levels. 


Tags: google, virtual tours, English, edtech.

Ann-Laure Liéval's curator insight, March 17, 2013 7:51 AM

Utiliser Google Earth pour cartographier l'itinéraire de personnages de fiction, afin de mêler géographie et littérature. 

GoogleLitTrips Reading List's comment, March 19, 2013 10:30 PM
I'm very appreciative. Thanks! Jerome, GoogleLitTrips.com
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James Bond Travel Map

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Where in the world has 007 been in his 30 movies? 

 

If that's a question you've always wanted to know, then this set of maps was made just for you.


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Tony Hall's curator insight, March 3, 2013 6:56 PM

James Bond is cool!

Ann-Laure Liéval's curator insight, March 6, 2013 2:41 PM

Mondialisation...

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Discovery and Exploration

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I have a longstanding obsession with J.R.R. Tolkien’s 'The Hobbit,' starting with the great 1977 animated film that captured my young imagination.  Hobbits are content to be intensely local and ignore the world beyond their neighborhood until Gandalf instills in Bilbo and subsequently Frodo to learn about the wider world.  I’ve always seen that as push for all of us to get to know more about the world, and to experience it first-hand.  Sometimes academic geography forgets the explorer component of geographic inquiry and discovery; it is these types geographic quotes from the movies and books that I wish to share.


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Selena Mini's comment, March 11, 2013 5:32 AM
I totally agree with Mr. Seth Dixon, Ph.D. .
QuizFortune's comment, March 11, 2013 5:34 AM
Huge fans of Tolkien's Hobbit and Lord of the Rings. Love this application to your work.
Nancy Watson's curator insight, March 15, 2013 5:17 PM

Even movies like THE HOBBIT have geographic elements. No we cannot see it in class, but you can watch it at home or in the theater.

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March Madness: Make your picks in the Vatican's Sweet Sistine brackets! - Religion News Service

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More than 100 Roman Catholic cardinals will gather in the Sistine Chapel in March. One will emerge as pope. Who will it be? The "Sweet Sistine" is our guess at the top candidates from each continent.

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KochAPGeography's curator insight, February 27, 2013 11:50 AM

With more than 1billion followers, the geographic diversity of today's Catholic church is vast.  With the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI, questions abound as to the identity of the next pope.  The Religion News Service takes this question to the next level.  Considering the popularity of betting services around the world, the bracket concept isn't that unlikely.

Seth Dixon's curator insight, March 7, 2013 10:12 AM

I won't pretend to know much about Catholic sucession, but this is pretty awesome. 

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The danger of a single story

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Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories. Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice -- and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding.
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Spoof on Agricultural Standards


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Josune Erkizia's curator insight, March 5, 2014 2:49 AM

Very funny

Marie-Ann Roberts's curator insight, March 5, 2014 3:51 AM

Good for sessions on Animal Welfare and Farm Assurance.

Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, September 11, 2014 2:07 PM

unit 5

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The States of Our Union ... Are Not All Strong

The States of Our Union ... Are Not All Strong | Random Stuff and Current Events | Scoop.it

"On Tuesday, President Obama, if precedent holds, will declare that the state of America’s union is 'strong.' Is it?" 

 

Politico Magazine rounded up 14 different state rankings from reputable sources like the Census Bureau, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the FBI, and on important factors such as high school graduation rates, per capita income, life expectancy and crime rate. Then we averaged out each state’s 14 rankings to come up with a master list—atop which sits none other than New Hampshire. The approach isn’t scientific or comprehensive (we also hold no grudges against the State of Mississippi), but given that eight of the lowest-ranking states on our list overlap with the bottom 10 on his, maybe less has changed in the past 83 years than you’d think.


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Cam E's curator insight, January 29, 2014 2:23 PM

It's no surprise to me that New Hampshire is the top, it's my favorite state after all! From its tax policies to its fireworks legality, all of it resonates with me! It's one of my top choices for states to move to, rural areas with mountains and forests rate at the top of my list, and this one has snow and skiing to boot! I'd love nothing more than to teach at a small school up in the high elevations once I get my Elementary Education degree.

Shiva Prakash's curator insight, February 3, 2014 11:20 PM

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Jess Deady's curator insight, April 16, 2014 1:29 PM

Determining how strong a state is is kind of ridiculous. Sure, you can look at the states per capita income and such, but really determining which states union is strongest is a whacky idea. This article has no scientific method research within and it and the idea of a never-changing society is just absurd.

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THE WORLD GEOGRAPHY: 18 Unique Hotels From Around the World

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Some travelers think that the place where you lay your head on the road is just that - a place to sleep, or change clothes. But there are some trips where the accommodations are the main attraction.
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Preparing 9th-graders for the APHG exam

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, April 3, 2013 11:31 AM

This article from the NCGE provides 10 ideas on how to prepare ninth graders for the AP Human Geography Exam.  Although tailored specifically for the youngest of test-takers, these strategies are good ideas for any teacher trying to help students do well on the exam. 


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Map of Racists Tweets following Obama's re-election

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A map compiled by Floating Sheep shows the shocking demographics of racist 'hate tweets,' many of them collected from states that were won by Romney.

 

Not shocking, but still discouraging. 


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Jeff F's comment, November 11, 2012 3:31 PM
That band going through the deep south. It looks awfully famillar.

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Nicholas Rose's comment, November 27, 2012 4:59 PM
Well, I would like to say is that is a great President to this country and I don't think that it's a good idea for people to make racist remarks about Obama's re-election. Even though people the right to Freedom of Speech in this country but however, racism is against the law in the United States.
Nicholas Rose's comment, November 27, 2012 4:59 PM
I mean that Barack Obama is a great President to this country.
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Geography game: how well do you know the world?

Geography game: how well do you know the world? | Random Stuff and Current Events | Scoop.it
Play the Global development game: identify the world's countries and territories, rank them according to GDP then fingers at the ready for the picture round

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Adrian Bahan (MNPS)'s insight:

Ughhhhhh, this is addicting. Must stop playing. Must keep playing so I can beat JC.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, December 21, 2012 8:50 AM

This game is not as simple as it may appear.  The first round challenges you to be able to recall basic facts, the second has you comparing countries while the third asks you about global current events.  Hopefully geography education around the world can get past that '1st round' and into deeper content.  Good luck (Hint: use a computer with a mouse since locating the countries on the map is a timed activity).  


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Matt Evan Dobbie's curator insight, December 22, 2012 3:42 AM

Geography game

Eliana Oliveira Burian's curator insight, December 26, 2012 6:46 AM

Are you ready?

 

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Geography Quiz Tournament

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Challenge your knowledge of Geography from around the world in our 'Where in the World?' Quiz Tournament. It's just £0.49 ($0.75) to enter with a cash prize of £30 ($45) up for grabs. Enter now if you think you know your stuff!


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, March 9, 2013 9:28 AM

Just an FYI for you trivia buffs who love online gamesThis is an opportunity to see how you compare to others.  This tournament is open until March 14th.