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▶ Latitude and Longitude is Useful One Direction Remix HD - YouTube

“Mr M and Mr. Parker explain the importance of Latitude and Longitude to the tune of "You don't know you're beautiful" by One Direction”
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Karina Parker's comment, September 9, 2015 8:09 AM
A little bit corny, but a good idea of things to do to engage students and help them to remember geographical concepts. Videos like this help to engage a range of multiple intelligence styles, ensuring that all students are catered for. This links in pop-culture with geography which may excite some students.
Nathaniel Amuimuia's comment, November 9, 2015 10:08 PM
WOW! don't know what to think about this haha but hey its catchy and students will probably remember the lyrics and it could be a way for students remember. Use what students like (im not sure everyone likes one direction but they do know the original song) Its just like the song about the syllabus we had sung in class. Definitely a possible way to teach a class.
Madeleine Carr's comment, November 17, 2015 10:51 PM
haha i really love these sorts of raps. the students know the songs they make over really well so they are drawn in by the background music. i have used a similar type of video for cells in science and i have heard students sing it in at recess or lunch. Some years may find it a bit lame, but for the younger years like 7 and 8 the students gain from this and these clips can make for great and fun hooks in the lesson. You could also encourage students to make their own to their favourite songs
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15 Famous Landmarks Zoomed Out Tell a Bigger Story

15 Famous Landmarks Zoomed Out Tell a Bigger Story | Geography | Scoop.it
“Context is everything.”
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Get ready for a bulging Sydney

Get ready for a bulging Sydney | Geography | Scoop.it
“Stand by for a Sydney of 8 million. And that’s just the moderate projection. The high projection is for a Sydney of 8.3 million and a Melbourne of 9.1 million by the middle of the century.”
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Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, June 6, 2014 7:10 AM

Australia's urban future 

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India’s largest dam could be an ecological issue!

India’s largest dam could be an ecological issue! | Geography | Scoop.it
The 3000MW Dibang dam, rejected twice as it would submerge vast tracts of biologically rich forests, is to get environmental clearance – but huge local opposition could stall the project
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Why Geography?

Why Geography? | Geography | Scoop.it
"Geography. It lets you study the world. No, really, THE WORLD. Think about that. What other subject deals with rocks? Moving continents? AND climate? Diffusion of plants and animals? Water quality? Now, what if you add some human systems--do the other sciences let you relate the earth to economic or political systems? And culture--food, religion, music, housing, or language? How about urban systems and settlement forms? Past, present, and future, anywhere in the world? And how many subject areas let you look at something from a scientific, social-scientific, humanistic, AND artistic perspective? Yeah, I said artistic--I like to illustrate my findings with a nice map. Tell me all about global studies or environmental science if you'd like--they're alright too. But NOTHING lets you see the world like geography does."
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Seth Dixon's curator insight, April 23, 2014 11:17 AM

This 'sermon' from the Church of Geography is outstanding (the 'Church' is a geo-evangelizing group on Facebook and Twitter that is the home to the delightful memes pictured above).  Many organizations are trying to re-brand geography to gain greater public support at the same time that other interdisciplinary initiatives with geographic content are gaining traction: global studies, environmental sustainability, centers for spatial analysis, etc.  We don't need a name change as much as we need people to capture the vision of geography's centrality and holistic capacity. 


Tags: geo-inspiration, geography education.

Emily Bian's curator insight, October 3, 2014 5:20 PM

This scoop caught my eye because of all the cartoons and memes. Some of them are pretty funny geography puns, and I'm sure other people will enjoy this.

There is world and human geography, and I have already learned world geography. World Geography has already helped me learn a lot about the world around me. Before, I was very illiterate in maps, but now I'm pretty decent. I can't wait to learn more in human geography! 

1) geography as a field of inquiry

It's a FB page of geography and it basically spreads the topic of geography, which is increasing in awareness. I think everybody should learn world geo and human geo is a good elective to take. 

Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, May 21, 2015 11:06 AM

beginning year :)

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E-waste contaminates environment, endangers health

E-waste contaminates environment, endangers health | Geography | Scoop.it
The effects of throwing away our gadgets reach far beyond the garbage bin. (RT @rapplerdotcom: 6 hours to go 'til we #TweetintheDark! Are you joining us?
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The World's Most Densely Populated Cities

The World's Most Densely Populated Cities | Geography | Scoop.it
The growth of these cities will create a host of environmental and health problems.


By 2210, the global population is expected to grow from just more than 7 billion to 11.3 billion — with 87 percent of the population living in urban areas, according to a new working paper by researchers from NYU’s Marron Institute.

Most of these individuals will be in what’s now the developing world — creating a host of environmental and health problems.

If projections are correct, these new urban dwellers will require the world’s existing cities to expand six-fold to accommodate triple the residents, Richard Florida wrote in The Atlantic. Plus, the world will need 500 new “megacities” of 10 million or more, he wrote.


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Valerie Bauwens's curator insight, March 28, 2014 4:46 AM

Or will there be a natural come back to the country side?

Jessica Rieman's curator insight, April 2, 2014 5:42 PM

 Cairo, Egypt has a population density of 9,400 residents per square kilometer. THese numbers are crazy think about it compared to MA or RI and our major cities.

MsPerry's curator insight, August 12, 2014 8:03 PM

APHG-U2 & U6

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Geography Poster

Geography Poster | Geography | Scoop.it

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Leoncio Lopez-Ocon's curator insight, November 9, 2013 7:17 AM

Poster sobre la enseñanza de la geografía

Jennifer Ryan's curator insight, November 10, 2013 5:14 PM

Really wished I had created this. Thanks Durman District school board and Charles E Gritzner. (Apologies is surname is incorrect - difficult to read on the poster.)

Marcelle Searles's curator insight, January 25, 2014 4:39 AM

can be used for the inquiry process

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What is Geography?


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Flo Cuadra Scrofft's curator insight, March 21, 2015 9:38 PM

This presentation talks about the misconceptions of geography and about what it really involves. Geographers describe and try to explain how locations interact and relate to one another; are arranged the way they are; and have become what they are now. They also use critical thinking to project what the world might look like in the future. As there's usually so many questions that have to be answered, geography is an interdisciplinary work, meaning that it is a blend of natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities. Geographers also develop other skills, such as mapping and graphing (spatial representation skills) and development of verbal concepts, frameworks and mathematical models (spatial theorizing skills). Geography, therefore, can be used to study many issues, such as climate change, sustainability, human rights, among others.

Reflection- as the presentation accurately shows, many people believe that geography is just about memorizing countries and our world's natural resources locations, but in reality, geography goes much deeper than that. Geography is about asking questions and trying to come out with the best answers in order to solve issues that can range from local usage of land to international security.

Gregory Stewart's curator insight, August 29, 2015 9:37 AM

Prezi created by students interested in the field of geography.

Alex Smiga's curator insight, September 7, 2015 4:26 PM
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This Prezi was created by students from theSyracuse Geography Department as part of a Senior Seminar to explain the disciple, the major and its utility.   This is a great recap of the discipline, the major and it's utility.

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The Best of 2014 GeoEd Style

The Best of 2014 GeoEd Style | Geography | Scoop.it
"The best 30 resources and posts on Geography Education from 2014." http://www.scoop.it/t/geography-education
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Seth Dixon's curator insight, December 28, 2014 4:15 PM

'Tis the season to look back on the year that was.  There are some 'Best of' lists with great teaching applications produced this week such as the best satellite images of 2014, the worst natural disasters of 2014, and 50 states in 50 pictures.  This committee of one has analyzed all the Geography Education resources shared this year and selected these 30 as the best, most important, or most useful resources from 2014.

Seth Dixon's curator insight, January 5, 2015 9:19 AM

'Tis the season to look back on the year that was.  There are some 'Best of' lists with great teaching applications produced this week such as the best satellite images of 2014, the worst natural disasters of 2014, and 50 states in 50 pictures.  Our Alliance Coordinator has analyzed all the Geography Education resources he shared this year and selected these 30 as the best, most important, or most useful resources from 2014.

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Get ready for a bulging Sydney

Get ready for a bulging Sydney | Geography | Scoop.it
“Stand by for a Sydney of 8 million. And that’s just the moderate projection. The high projection is for a Sydney of 8.3 million and a Melbourne of 9.1 million by the middle of the century.”
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Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, June 6, 2014 7:10 AM

Australia's urban future 

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Highly concentrated population distribution

Highly concentrated population distribution | Geography | Scoop.it

"Only 2% of Australia's population lives in the yellow area. "


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Adam Deneault's curator insight, December 14, 2015 10:17 PM
What we have here is a representation of the desert area that only 2% of the population lives in, this is because to sustain life, you need high amounts of water to grow food which will never happen here and then the white being the mainly inhabited areas. These areas are mainly inhabited because of sufficient rainfall which makes agriculture good and good enough to sustain populations of people.
brielle blais's curator insight, April 26, 1:24 PM
This post shows how this physical geography and climate of a country can impact who lives where, and how crowded the actual livable places can be. The land in the yellow is very hot, dry, and mostly desert and rugged. It would be very difficult for anyone to actually live in this area, due do land that cannot be used for any agriculture, most likely very little water sources, and just plain hot. This means the density of livable cities is very high, giving Australia a unique demographic. 
Nicole Canova's curator insight, May 2, 4:13 PM
This distribution of Australia's population should come to no surprise to people who have a vague idea of the continent's geography. The coastal areas are by far preferable to the desert areas of the continent's interior. A good example of how geography impacts population density and where people decide to live.
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'Green Seal' Teams With Hotel To Help Environment - Voice of America

'Green Seal' Teams With Hotel To Help Environment - Voice of America | Geography | Scoop.it
'Green Seal' Teams With Hotel To Help Environment
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LOS ANGELES — Many businesses are adopting green practices and products, and business owners say not only is it good for the environment, it is also good for their bottom line.
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Will Ethiopian dam dry up the Nile?

Will Ethiopian dam dry up the Nile? | Geography | Scoop.it

"Construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (known as Gerd) is now about 30% complete.  Once completed, in three years, it will be Africa's largest hydropower dam, standing some 170m (558ft) tall."


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Albert Jordan's curator insight, April 1, 2014 3:06 PM

In an area fraught with political instability, non state actors, and rebel groups all too willing to fight for power and the wealth that comes from it - it will be interesting to see how the conflicts shift over time as this dam gets closer to completion. Will Egypt attempt to sabotage it or will they take a more diplomatic approach and try to work with the Ethiopian government diplomatically again?  Perhaps Egypt will whisper in to the ear of Sudan or the various "rebel" groups in the region, considering diplomatic means have apparently failed so far. With Sudan's use of the Blue River also going to be affected by Ethiopia's damming, it will be interesting to see if a cooperation between Egypt and Sudan occurs. Perhaps Ethiopia would like to see a deeper conflict between Sudan and South Sudan, keeping their affected neighbor off balance.

Tracy Galvin's curator insight, April 16, 2014 6:47 PM

It is extremely difficult to divide a river. The Ethiopians will benefit immensely from this project but the Egyptians could lose everything if the Nile dries up. This is going to be a difficult problem to solve.

Jess Deady's curator insight, May 4, 2014 3:45 PM

There is no way the whole Nile river is going to be dried up because of this damn. Ethiopia won't let that happen. To say that the river is going to have the same amount of water in it, thats not going to happen. Obviously the Gerd is going to have a huge impact on the water supply of the Nile but it definitely isn't going to dry up the whole thing!