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25 Creaitvely simple Ideas for teaching geography

Presentation at Leicester Regional Geography and History conference.

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Your School: Using a Geographic Perspective

Your School: Using a Geographic Perspective | Geography | Scoop.it
Students learn how to use a geographic perspective by asking where and what as they explore the concepts of location and place with their classroom and school.
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MapMaker Interactive

Use our tools to explore the world, learn about human and physical patterns, and make your own maps.
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Can rapid population growth be good for economic development? | End Poverty

Can rapid population growth be good for economic development? | End Poverty | Geography | Scoop.it

RT @YZP: Can rapid population growth be good for economic development?


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The Human Head as a Mercator Projection

The Human Head as a Mercator Projection | Geography | Scoop.it
Such an ordinary object, yet so disturbingly presented…...

 

While we accept spatial distortion as a given in geographic projections, it is striking how much it alters reality when the same distortion in applied to the human head...worth showing when discussion mapping and projections. 


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Lisa Fonseca's comment, September 10, 2012 11:45 AM
I thought this was a good visual to demonstrate how you cannot just take a global map and just flatten it. You do not get the same scale and accurate description of the globe. While it may show multiple of the land features, the land features get distorted.
Jesse Gauthier's comment, September 10, 2012 11:46 AM
Seeing a human face spread out this way makes me now realize that a 2-D map is not a real interpretation of the world. But at the same time this is more of a strange picture than when a globe is flattened out. I guess we are more used to seeing a globe flattened out.
Mr Ortloff's curator insight, July 23, 2013 3:38 PM

Map distortion.......

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The story of 'Keep Calm and Carry On'.

The story of 'Keep Calm and Carry On'. | Geography | Scoop.it
The story of 'Keep Calm and Carry On'.

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GeoGuessr - Let's explore the world!

GeoGuessr - Let's explore the world! | Geography | Scoop.it
GeoGuessr is a geography game which takes you on a journey around the world and challenges your ability to recognize your surroundings.

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3rd World Farmer: A simulation to make you think.

3rd World Farmer: A simulation to make you think. | Geography | Scoop.it
A free online game about rural poverty in developing nations.

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What will you do?

What will you do? | Geography | Scoop.it

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, July 7, 2013 9:02 PM

The world is in the palm of your hand; what will you do?  This is a question that each generation collectively needs to ask itself.  We can consider ourselves stewards of this planet with its vast natural resources and abundant potential.  If we make choices that are sustainable for the future we will keep many of these amazing possibilities open to future generations.  (For Hi-res image click here).  Just one more reason to read Geography Education.  


Tags: resources, sustainability.

Hoàng Phương's comment, July 8, 2013 5:22 AM
My hand make all thing.
Susana Negrin's comment, July 8, 2013 1:17 PM
Excelente estrategia para visitar el blog que es muy interesante!!
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Geographic Ignorance

Geographic Ignorance | Geography | Scoop.it

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Sabrina Conroy's curator insight, July 15, 2013 11:33 AM

Just another prime example of American ignorance. We're all guilty! But to what extent is this our fault and to what extent is it what we're taught at a young age in school. 

David Madrid's curator insight, July 25, 2013 8:27 PM

Existe la ignorancia geofrafica en personajes publicos.

Rebecca Farrea's curator insight, September 11, 2013 2:44 PM

Oh wow...

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Adorable 4-Year-Old Geography Expert

This pint-sized geography whiz helped Ellen get ready for her trip to Australia! You won't believe how much he knows about the world.
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National Geographic Daily News - National Geographic

National Geographic Daily News - National Geographic | Geography | Scoop.it
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9.6 Billion People by 2050? The United Nations predicts the human population will hit 9.6 billion by 2050. How do demographers devise that figure?
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Stunning Satellite Images of Earth | TIME.com

Stunning Satellite Images of Earth | TIME.com | Geography | Scoop.it
Exclusive timelapse: See climate change, deforestation and urban sprawl unfold as Earth evolves over 30 years.
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7 billion people and you: What's your number?

7 billion people and you: What's your number? | Geography | Scoop.it

The world's population is expected to hit seven billion in the next few weeks. How do you fit in? Use our app to find out.


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The corruption map of the world

The corruption map of the world | Geography | Scoop.it
Transparency International's transparency index measures each country in the world on corruption. See how they compare

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Worldmapper: The world as you've never seen it before

Worldmapper: The world as you've never seen it before | Geography | Scoop.it

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Harmony Social Studies's curator insight, July 10, 2013 11:23 AM

All Cartograms

 

Todd Parsons's curator insight, July 13, 2013 7:05 PM

This is way too useful. I love printing applicable cartograms for AP Exam Camp for each of the units.

 

Some of the cartograms are funny and obscure, but they are mostly super useful. Don't forget to download the .pdf one with the extra explanation.

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Locatestreet: the random location game

Locatestreet: the random location game | Geography | Scoop.it

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geteach.com

Free site dedicated to help teachers educate and engage students using Google Earth

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10 Awe-Inspiring Weather Phenomena

10 Awe-Inspiring Weather Phenomena | Geography | Scoop.it
There are reported cases of fish and frogs raining from the sky, as well as ice bombs attacking earthlings from above.

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Charles Henderson's comment, August 13, 2013 11:58 PM
The world is a very strange place sometimes. Not saying that some of these weren't a little overboard (red rain from aliens....), but strange things do occur in our atmosphere. And like a lot of events, science doesn't always have a perfect answer handy.
Mary Rack's comment, September 8, 2013 1:29 PM
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Cam E's curator insight, January 29, 2014 2:20 PM

The mystery of the world is personally one of my favorite topics, as we've not even come close to exploring every inch of our own planet. As much as I want to see us expand outwards, we should not avoid looking to our own planet with an explorer's eye like many did in the past. This particular article makes me wonder how many unexplained events that ended up in folk legend were the cause of some unique weather pattern or then-unexplained event which we better understand today. I personally saw something like this very recently. On a trip up north towards Vermont for some skiing I spotted that the moon was particularly large that one night. Later on as we were passing by Boston we saw what appeared to be a black line cutting straight through the moon. It extended to each end of the horizon and while it was a cloud, no others were in the sky, and it was so uniform throughout that it made me doubt my own common sense!

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Welcome to 'Geography Education'

Welcome to 'Geography Education' | Geography | Scoop.it

Finding Materials: This site is designed for geography students and teachers to find interesting, current supplemental materials.  To search for place-specific posts, browse this interactive map.  To search for thematic posts, see http://geographyeducation.org/thematic/ (organized by the APHG curriculum).  Also you can search for a keyword by clicking on the filter tab above.


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Rich Schultz's curator insight, November 18, 2014 2:10 PM

Geography and current events

Olivier Tabary's curator insight, November 28, 2014 12:06 PM

Many interesting tools to practice and to discover

Jamie Mitchell's curator insight, March 8, 2016 1:04 AM

Amazing resources about places and topics in Geography