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Geography as a Primary Source

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"A geographic perspective is a way of looking at and understanding our world. When you view the world through the lens of geography, you are asking who, what, where, when, and how people, places, and things are distributed across the surface of the earth, and why/how they got there. In other words, it means that you are analyzing something with a geographic perspective. The understanding and use of a geographic perspective is critical for decision making skills in the 21st century. Using spatial concepts such as location, region, movement, and scale to help us understand:

Interactions - How the world worksInterconnections - How systems in our world are connected Implications - How to make well-reasoned decisions"

---@natgeo, Geography as a Primary Source


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This is a field guide designed by National Geographic to help students strengthen their geographic skills. 

 

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Sally Egan's curator insight, 26 January 2016, 21:34

This provides a great introduction to Geography.

Jeremy Hansen's curator insight, 27 January 2016, 20:59

This is a field guide designed by National Geographic to help students strengthen their geographic skills.

Lilydale High School's curator insight, 23 March 2016, 09:52

This is a field guide designed by National Geographic to help students strengthen their geographic skills. 

 

Tags: National Geographic, perspective.

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BTN - Handing Back Uluru 

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It is important that our students see and understand the connection the Indigenous peoples have to specific places. This is also an excellent way to highlight The history of Invasion and treatment of Indigenous peoples by not only Australian peoples but our Governing Bodies. 
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How online mapping tools can enhance education

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I recently attended a seminar for university teachers. Its mission was to help teachers use online geographic tools in creative ways.  And I was really surprised – there are so many ...

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This Scoop explicitly outlined a for multimedia based geographical tools (aside from just GoogelEarth). These include 
- Earth Engine 
- ESRI 
- Mapping For Change 
- Google Art Project 
- Google World Wonders Project 


'Multimedia, are seen as much more than technology. Both research and educational applications of multimedia are garnering increasing attention in cartography, geography and the earth sciences' (Unwin, 1991; Andrews, 1995; Bishop et ah, 1995).  These are excellent ways to expose students to a wider range of computer programs that geologists can harness to expand their knowledge of our earth. 


Krygier, J. B., Reeves, C., DiBiase, D., & Cupp, J. (1997). Design, implementation and evaluation of multimedia resources for geography and earth science education. Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 21(1), 17-39.
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Lorena Lepe's curator insight, 17 April 2017, 05:08
Mapping tools seem like a great way to enhance any learning experience. I cannot wait to learn more about mapping. 
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A shared history - Change and continuity - Stage 1 - Aboriginal perspectives in HSIE K-6

A shared history - Change and continuity - Stage 1 - Aboriginal perspectives in HSIE K-6 | Peoples,  Environment + Place - Stage 2 learning | Scoop.it
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This is a great supporting material if as a pre-service/ teacher you are struggling to combine geographical content, HSIE and a genuine Indigenous perspective. One activity in particular suggests that students use a variety of maps (including multimedia to identify and locate various Aboriginal nations. This is in keeping with Stage 2 geography content: Investigate Australia’s major natural and human features for example: (ACHGK014, ACHGK015) identification of Countries/Places of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.  
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Teachers' Notes

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Teacher Resources
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Our Australia Teachers' Notes Australian Geographic has a range of teachers' notes for the Our Australia series, available free to download. 
These include student activities, discussion points, language features, research topics, useful references and more. The following teachers' notes are available in PDF form: 
Mildura teacher's notes 
Broken Hill teacher's notes 
Longreach teacher's notes 
Alice Springs teacher's notes 
Kununurra teacher's notes 
Kangaroo Island teacher's notes 
Hobart teacher's notes 
Byron Bay teacher's notes 
Esperance teacher's notes 
Cairns teacher's notes
Darwin teacher's notes 
Canberra teacher's notes

These are some activities that can help pre-service teachers kickstart their students learning of Australian geography. Although the resource these activities are based on must be purchased from Australian Geographic the activities themselves cover a range of platforms (including multimedia), the use of geographical tools including mapping, and literary activities such as diary entries. 
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Geography K–10 :: Stage 2 :: The Earth's Environment

Throughout 2011 and 2012, the Board of Studies NSW developed new K–10 syllabuses for English, Mathematics, Science (incorporating Science and Technology K–6) and History that incorporate agreed Australian Curriculum content.
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'Describe the way people, places and environments interact' - GE2-2
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Google Cultural Institute

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The Google Cultural Institute brings together millions of artefacts from multiple partners, with the stories that bring them to life, in a virtual museum.
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Google, although mostly famous in Geography lessons for its 'Google Earth' has released another handy tool called 'Google World Wonders'. Google World Wonders was released from the  Cultural Institute with the hope of making world wonders, Art Exhibitions and Historic Monuments more accessible. 
Steve Crossan, head of the Google Cultural Institute said: “Google is committed to preserving and promoting all types of culture online. The World Wonders Project brings to life many of the most significant historic sites on earth, making them accessible to an unprecedented global audience.”

Students in Stage 2 could easily type in a monument, natural wonder or famous art piece to satisfy a course requirement such as 'how different people interact with place. and environment' (NSW, Syllabus, 2013). Students can also search for a variety of wonders on a world map, allowing them to familiarise themselves with global positioning and locations. 

Students can also sign in and create their own galleries to share with classmates. 

'Google's World Wonders Project', D., Entwhistle, May 2012, The Telegraph Media Group Limited. 2016. retrieved from: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/google/9301090/Googles-World-Wonders-project-maps-historic-sites.html
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Australian Indigenous cultural heritage | australia.gov.au

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Entry point for all Australian Commonwealth Government authorised information and services.
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The NSW geography syllabus states one of its outcomes for stage 2 learners to be 'Describe the way people, placed and environments interact' - GE2-2. This outcome teaches students to evaluate all aspects of a geological context, situation, place and people. Further more an are of content that resonates strongly with GE2-2 is the 'Perception and protection of places'. This inparticular investigates how the protection of places is influenced by people’s perception of places, for example: 

(ACHGK018) SE 
 
- description of how and why people perceive places differently EUPSC 

- discussion of how people’s perceptions influence the protection of places in Australia eg sacred sites, national parks, world heritage site

This focus of describing how wand why people perceive places differently is an excellent opportunity to consider and/or expose stage 2 students to a culturally diverse perspective and one that is inclusive of an Indigenous context. 'This naturally challenges Western research paradigms, yet it also affords opportunities to contribute to the body of knowledge about Indigenous peoples. It is further argued that providing a mechanism for Indigenous peoples to participate in and direct these research agendas ensures that their communal needs are met, and that geographers then learn how to build ethical research relationships with them'. (Louis, 2007)

The notion of 'land' even as a geographical concept is laden with such importance and significance that it is hard for other cultures to grasp its significance without explicit teaching. It is for this reason that geographically inclusive lesson is vital to contemporary stage 2 students. 

Louis, R. P. (2007). Can you hear us now? Voices from the margin: Using Indigenous methodologies in geographic research. Geographical research, 45(2), 130-139.
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Geography as a Primary Source

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"A geographic perspective is a way of looking at and understanding our world. When you view the world through the lens of geography, you are asking who, what, where, when, and how people, places, and things are distributed across the surface of the earth, and why/how they got there. In other words, it means that you are analyzing something with a geographic perspective. The understanding and use of a geographic perspective is critical for decision making skills in the 21st century. Using spatial concepts such as location, region, movement, and scale to help us understand:

Interactions - How the world worksInterconnections - How systems in our world are connected Implications - How to make well-reasoned decisions"

---@natgeo, Geography as a Primary Source


Via Seth Dixon
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This is a field guide designed by National Geographic to help students strengthen their geographic skills. 

 

Tags: National Geographic, perspective.

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Sally Egan's curator insight, 26 January 2016, 21:34

This provides a great introduction to Geography.

Jeremy Hansen's curator insight, 27 January 2016, 20:59

This is a field guide designed by National Geographic to help students strengthen their geographic skills.

Lilydale High School's curator insight, 23 March 2016, 09:52

This is a field guide designed by National Geographic to help students strengthen their geographic skills. 

 

Tags: National Geographic, perspective.

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Pigeon Air Patrol: The latest bid to combat air pollution in London

Pigeon Air Patrol: The latest bid to combat air pollution in London | Peoples,  Environment + Place - Stage 2 learning | Scoop.it
Experts unveil the latest effort to combat air pollution and spread awareness in London — pigeons with backpacks that measure air quality.
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This is a fun and engaging way to explore the ideas of people and  their interactions with their environment. The management strategies used by individuals are in reaction their environment highlight to students the importance of preservation and management.   
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