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Skills and Strategies | Annotating to Engage, Analyze, Connect and Create

Skills and Strategies | Annotating to Engage, Analyze, Connect and Create | Maps | Scoop.it
Annotation is not just a classroom exercise, but something we all do all the time. With these ideas we hope to expand students’ notions of what annotation can be and inspire them to experiment with new ways of doing it — in class and out.

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Kristen McDaniel's curator insight, November 23, 2015 12:50 PM

So although not ONLY social studies education, the fact is, how awesome would it be if we gave students permission to annotate in a way that met THEIR needs?  Whether with a post it, writing in the margin, or a web tool of some kind - if it helps student understanding, isn't that the point?

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One Place, Two Names

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The government of the People’s Republic of China calls the country’s westernmost region Xinjiang, but the people who have lived there for centuries refer to their home as Eastern Turkistan. Many times when two groups do not refer to a place by the same name, it points to a cultural or political conflict, as is the case here.

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Alex Vielman's curator insight, December 15, 2015 1:11 AM

It is important to recognize that in a country so big, not everywhere is going to be the same. There is the city, the colder region, the dryer region, the warmer region, rural area etc. It is important to know that cultures are different as well. Some people refer to the red highlighted area s Xinjiang, but others call it Eastern Turkistan. Clearly, there are some cultural and political issues that reside in this area. The big concern is that the area is bordered to Central Asia and Eastern Asia as it has more Central and Eastern Asia characteristics as the people speak Turkic language and are predominantly Muslim. This goes to show that the Uygurs in this area are struggling to gain political power from China. Could there be a possible autonomy fight for this region? would it be politically and economically stable to stand on its own? 

Martin Kemp's curator insight, December 17, 2015 3:45 PM

it seems that this a a recurring theme with china. disputed lands surround this country inside and out, they claim to own all of it as well. but when the people that live their claim to be independent and choose not to associate themselves with you than it creates and interesting dynamic.

James Piccolino's curator insight, March 24, 9:52 AM
Very interesting. I am curious to know where this will lead to. There is something also unnerving about how most of us are never taught this in public schools even though it is a very big and very important topic. I can not image there being a split eventually over time, though there is no way that this area will stay as they are with the treatment of their government. This is surely a region to keep an eye on.
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Global warming of the Earth’s surface has decelerated (Viewpoint)

Global warming of the Earth’s surface has decelerated (Viewpoint) | Maps | Scoop.it
Global warming pause "if it continues, it would call into question ..legitimacy of many climate model projections"
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Using 'Geography Education'

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"This story map was created with ArcGIS Online to guide users on how to get the most out of the Geography Education websites on Wordpress and Scoop.it."


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ROCAFORT's curator insight, September 23, 2016 2:47 AM
Using 'Geography Education'
Ruth Reynolds's curator insight, December 3, 2016 9:33 PM
Just getting familiar with ArcGis and lots of ideas picked up at #ncss16
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Donut Holes in Law of the Sea

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"Sovereignty over land defines nation states since 1648. In contrast, sovereign right over the sea was formalised only in 1982. While land borders are well-known, sea borders escape the limelight."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, July 8, 2014 9:28 PM

These maritime borders mark the economic area is defined by its Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), a 200-nautical mile-wide (370 km) strip of sea along the country’s national coast line.  This regulation, which was installed by the ‘UN Convention on the Law of the Sea’ in 1982, grants a state special rights to exploit natural (such as oil) and marine (for instance fish) resources, including scientific research and energy production (wind-parks, for example).  This interactive map of the EEZs also shows the 'donut holes,' or the seas that are no state can claim that no state can claim.  Given the number of conflicts that are occurring--especially in East Asia--this map becomes a very valuable online resource for teaching political geography. 


Questions to ponder: how does this series of buffer zones around the Earth's land masses impact politics, the environment and local economies?  Where might the EEZs be more important to the success of a country/territory than other regions? 


Tagseconomic, environment, political, resources, water, sovereignty, coastal, environment depend, territoriality, states, conflict, unit 4 political.

Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, July 29, 2014 5:48 PM

Option topic Marine  Environments and management

MsPerry's curator insight, August 12, 2014 6:52 PM

APHG-U4

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Google Maps JavaScript API Cookbook - PDF Free Download - Fox eBook

Google Maps JavaScript API Cookbook - PDF Free Download - Fox eBook | Maps | Scoop.it
Google Maps JavaScript API Cookbook PDF Free Download, Reviews, Read Online, ISBN: 1849698821, By Alper Dincer, Balkan Uraz

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Abo Mohammad's comment, June 11, 2015 5:07 AM
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Abo Mohammad's comment, June 11, 2015 5:07 AM
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Abo Mohammad's comment, June 11, 2015 5:07 AM
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