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What can I do with a Geography Degree?

What can I do with a Geography Degree? | Social Studies | Scoop.it

"While it is easy to understand getting excited about maps, different cultures and environments, and even being better citizens through geography, it is harder to see how geographic knowledge can lead to good jobs or meaningful careers. In recent years, people have discovered that large numbers of societal problems have geographic dimensions, and that education and training in geography provides essential skills and knowledge for real-world problem solving. As a result, geography has become a necessary ingredient in hundreds of different jobs. This assortment of careers helps demonstrate the wide array of employment opportunities that exist for graduates with education in the field of geography. Within this publication, careers are divided into a number of different employment categories, including:

  • ​Geography Education
  • Environmental Geography
  • Geospatial Technologies
  • Land Use Planning
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Many students enjoy geography classes but aren't sure about what they can do with this geography degree.  This StoryMap from the Texas Alliance for Geographic Education is an excellent resource.  Additionally, the American Association of Geographers career page is a phenomenal resource.   

 

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Great for introducing the vocational relevance of geography.
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Geographic Concepts: Geographic Perspective and Geographic Skills And Careers
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what can i do with a degree in geography? ALOT!
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The Guardian view on geography: it’s the must-have A-level

The Guardian view on geography: it’s the must-have A-level | Social Studies | Scoop.it

"Geography, for so long a Cinderella subject, the easy option for students who found physics or chemistry too daunting, is soaring in popularity. According to the Royal Geographical Society, 13% more took the subject at A-level this year than last, up to 37,100 – the biggest jump of any of the major subjects."

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In a world that increasingly values people who can work across the physical and social sciences, geography’s all the rage...in the UK.  This editorial from the Guardian is a nice example of articles that demonstrate why geography matters in the world today.  

 

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Nuclear Missile Submarines

Nuclear Missile Submarines | Social Studies | Scoop.it
Only seven countries in the entire world deploy nuclear weapons at sea, an exclusive and deadly club.

 

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Torn Apart / Separados

Torn Apart / Separados | Social Studies | Scoop.it
Torn Apart is a curation and visualization of publicly available data concerning ICE, CBP facilities, and usages. Also lists of allied and pro-immigrant facilities.
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This is UNACCEPTABLE! We have to start yelling about this at a higher volume until every child’s voice can be heard!
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News outlets join forces to track down children separated from their parents by the U.S.

News outlets join forces to track down children separated from their parents by the U.S. | Social Studies | Scoop.it
Frustrated at the Trump administration’s limited information about thousands of migrant children separated from their parents, a group of news orga
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Some of The Best Apps for Teaching World History - Educators Technology

Some of The Best Apps for Teaching World History - Educators Technology | Social Studies | Scoop.it
Here is a collection of some great iPad apps we compiled specifically for history teachers.  We have based our selection on World History collection in iTunes App Store and have also added some of our favourite titles from this category.  

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Esther Crossley's curator insight, May 29, 9:38 AM
Thank you for this great article. Some of these apps are really great for a classroom. I am very excited to test them out. 
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Five ways China's past has shaped its present

Five ways China's past has shaped its present | Social Studies | Scoop.it
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"The country is perhaps more aware of its own history than any other major society on earth. That remembering is certainly partial - events like Mao's Cultural Revolution are still very difficult to discuss within China itself. But it is striking how many echoes of the past can be found in its present."

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This is a very interesting article...one can make too much of a country's history as a casual factors, and yet make too little of historical patterns at your own peril.  "To understand China's approach today to trade, foreign policy or censorship, consider its history."  This article considers a few of  China's current policies that may seem peculiar today but that make much more sense with a longer and deeper history.  Some of the topics considered include:

  • trade
  • trouble with neighbors
  • Information flow
  • Religious freedoms
  • Technology

 

Tags: China, East Asia, historical.

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Olivia Campanella's curator insight, December 14, 2018 10:02 PM
In this interesting article you can learn a lot about the Chinese history. The country is more aware of its own history than any other. major society on earth. some of the ways include: 

Trade
Trouble with Neighbors
Information flow
Freedom of Religion
and Technology
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High levels of microplastics found in Northwest Atlantic fish

High levels of microplastics found in Northwest Atlantic fish | Social Studies | Scoop.it
A new study sheds light on the magnitude of microplastic pollution in our oceans. The study, published today in open-access journal Frontiers in Marine Science, found microplastics in the stomachs of nearly three out of ever

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Why Africa’s migrant crisis makes no sense to outsiders

Why Africa’s migrant crisis makes no sense to outsiders | Social Studies | Scoop.it

"Violence and insecurity are so bad that other war-torn countries have become sites of refuge."

 

In 2015, nearly 100,000 Ethiopians and Somalis traveled by boat to Yemen, one of the world's most dangerous countries. Last year, nearly 5,000 citizens of Congo, which is fighting powerful rebel groups, were seeking refuge in the Central African Republic, itself torn apart by civil war. And yet 10,000 Burundians have fled their country's own growing civil unrest for Congo. Thousands of Nigerians escaping the extremist Islamist group Boko Haram have gone to Chad, where different strains of that same insurgency conduct frequent deadly attacks. 

 

Developing countries have long taken in a disproportionate number of the world's refugees — roughly 80 percent, according to the United Nations. But even for migration experts and relief workers, the willingness of refugees to leave one war for another is shocking. It's also proving an enormous challenge for humanitarian agencies, which are already overstretched and often not equipped to welcome refugees in countries that are still racked by conflict.

 

Tags: refugees, Africa, migration, conflict, political, war. 


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Richard Aitchison's curator insight, March 9, 2018 11:23 AM
When we hear of migration or refugee issues we tend to think towards Europe and many of the current day issues with Syria. Most date proves that as well, as listed in the article roughly 80% of refugee movement comes in the developed world.  Now we get  to the more shocking part of the article that we are seeing a refugee crisis in Africa. First off this is the first time for myself hearing this and probably because its not major national news and is buried way below the more "important" problems of the developed world in Europe. However, yes this is a problem and many people who study migration are shocked by it. People are leaving one war zone and immediately move to a possible more unstable land into more war. Why and how does this make sense? People have fled there own countries to find worst situations and have gone to governments that can not support them and an outside world that while trying to help support some of these current countries can not help support refugee as well. This will be a continuing problem until Africa can become more stabilized and we stop seeing genocide and other authoritarian government policies.  The study of why people move is always very captivating as we often tend to think we know exactly why people move to and from areas. However, as the article shows until you are put in a desire situation one can not truly know what you would do, such as move your family to a war torn country because just maybe its better than your war torn country. We need to continue to assess this area and try to not just fund the area, but try to find ways in which we can stabilize an area. The major importance of this article is that we realize there is a problem first, with out articles like this the focus would continue to stay on Europe and more developed areas. 
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The Cultural Borders of Songs

The Cultural Borders of Songs | Social Studies | Scoop.it
We mapped last month’s #1 songs in 3,000 places. See where songs dominate across the globe.

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The Age of Borders

The Age of Borders | Social Studies | Scoop.it

"The creation date of (almost) every international border.  Full-size image here."

 

Tags: infographic, worldwide, borders, political, historical.


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Nancy Watson's curator insight, February 23, 2018 10:04 PM
Political Unit: History of  borders
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Preliminary - Political Geography 

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Study: Mapping Apps May Make Traffic Worse

Study: Mapping Apps May Make Traffic Worse | Social Studies | Scoop.it
Apps like Waze, Google Maps, and Apple Maps may make traffic conditions worse in some areas, new research suggests.

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The 100 million city: is 21st century urbanisation out of control? | Cities | The Guardian

The 100 million city: is 21st century urbanisation out of control? | Cities | The Guardian | Social Studies | Scoop.it
Projections suggest cities will swell at an astonishing pace – but whether that means our salvation or an eco-disaster is by no means certain

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The 100 million city.....!!
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Urbanization
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An Excellent Model of Using ArcGIS in Education

An Excellent Model of Using ArcGIS in Education | Social Studies | Scoop.it
Last month I shared a review of an excellent mapping tool called ArcGIS Online. This morning I found a fantastic example of using ArcGIS in education. Seth Dixon has created an ArcGIS map that contains 54 placemarks.

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What can I do with a Geography Degree?

What can I do with a Geography Degree? | Social Studies | Scoop.it

"While it is easy to understand getting excited about maps, different cultures and environments, and even being better citizens through geography, it is harder to see how geographic knowledge can lead to good jobs or meaningful careers. In recent years, people have discovered that large numbers of societal problems have geographic dimensions, and that education and training in geography provides essential skills and knowledge for real-world problem solving. As a result, geography has become a necessary ingredient in hundreds of different jobs. This assortment of careers helps demonstrate the wide array of employment opportunities that exist for graduates with education in the field of geography. Within this publication, careers are divided into a number of different employment categories, including:

  • ​Geography Education
  • Environmental Geography
  • Geospatial Technologies
  • Land Use Planning
Kami Romeike's insight:

Many students enjoy geography classes but aren't sure about what they can do with this geography degree.  This StoryMap from the Texas Alliance for Geographic Education is an excellent resource.  Additionally, the American Association of Geographers career page is a phenomenal resource.   

 

TagseducationESRIStoryMap, geography, geography education.

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Sally Egan's curator insight, February 7, 2017 7:48 PM
Great for introducing the vocational relevance of geography.
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Geographic Concepts: Geographic Perspective and Geographic Skills And Careers
Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, February 27, 2017 10:36 AM
what can i do with a degree in geography? ALOT!
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Results of the 2018 APHG Reading

Summary of the 2018 APHG reading
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The Chief Reader report is not quite ready for distribution, but I gave this presentation at that AP Annual Conference in Houston this week based off of that report (PDF of slides is here).  Additionally, after the results, I discussed the importance of geographic skills that are important for our students to develop (and gave this handout on doing geography). 

 

Tags: APHG, teacher training, geography education.

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K Rome's curator insight, October 6, 2018 7:55 PM

The Chief Reader report is not quite ready for distribution, but I gave this presentation at that AP Annual Conference in Houston this week based off of that report (PDF of slides is here).  Additionally, after the results, I discussed the importance of geographic skills that are important for our students to develop (and gave this handout on doing geography). 

 

Tags: APHG, teacher training, geography education.

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The History About Each Vegetable

The History About Each Vegetable | Social Studies | Scoop.it
History of vegetables reaches the most distant years of modern humankind, when hunter gatherers exited the Africa and started spreading across entire planet earth. As the birth of modern human civilizations, vegetables were identified as the sourced of great medicinal and nutritional power. Potato From the first moment European explorers got their hands on potato, Rea
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World History Maps & Timelines

World History Maps & Timelines | Social Studies | Scoop.it
World History Maps & Timelines. America, Asia, Europe, Africa, Oceania. Kingdoms, battles, expeditions. Political, Military, Art, Science, Literature, Religion, Philosophy.

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Trina's curator insight, December 27, 2014 12:43 AM

Great Geography and History resource

Maria Sanelli's curator insight, December 29, 2014 6:26 PM

One of many sources for those teaching world geography and world history.....

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Too Many Men

Too Many Men | Social Studies | Scoop.it

"Nothing like this has happened in human history. A combination of cultural preferences, government decree and modern medical technology in the world’s two largest countries has created a gender imbalance on a continental scale. Men outnumber women by 70 million in China and India."

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There are far-reaching consequences to the gender imbalances in India and China.  The fantastically rich article covers four major impacts: 

Village life and mental health. Among men, loneliness and depression are widespread. Villages are emptying out. Men are learning to cook and perform other chores long relegated to women.

Housing prices and savings rates. Bachelors are furiously building houses in China to attract wives, and prices are soaring. But otherwise they are not spending, and that in turn fuels China’s huge trade surplus. In India, there is the opposite effect: Because brides are scarce, families are under less pressure to save for expensive dowries. 

Human trafficking. Trafficking of brides is on the rise. Foreign women are being recruited and lured to China, effectively creating similar imbalances in China’s neighbors.

Public safety. With the increase in men has come a surge in sexual crime in India and concerns about a rise in other crimes in both countries. Harassment of schoolgirls in India has in some towns sparked an effort to push back — but at a cost of restricting them to more protected lives.

 

Tags: gender, ChinaIndia, culture, population.

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Frances Meetze's curator insight, September 10, 2018 1:19 PM
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Population
Matt Danielson's curator insight, December 12, 2018 2:59 PM
This is interesting, and brings up an issue that is new to many countries. In past it would be rare for a nation to have to many men (though it did happen more often the problem was lack of men due to death in war or death at grueling careers). Today in India and especially China the men are drastically outnumber the women. This has with modern medicine and better access to resources enabling a higher birthrate, and cultural reasons. In the case of China especially this also has to do with government policy and control over the population during the one child time period, making people have only one child led to mostly males being born for cultural reasons.   
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The Two Koreas –

The Two Koreas – | Social Studies | Scoop.it
"While the Korean War of the early 1950s never formally ended, its aftermath has created starkly divergent worlds for those living on either side of the north-south divide. What follows is a look at life in the two Koreas; how such a night-and-day difference came to be; and where the crisis could go from here.…

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Colleen Blankenship's curator insight, November 13, 2018 12:32 PM

This offers a good foundation which connects to an understanding of current day relations/situations between not only North and South Korea, but the U.S., China, Russia, and Japan as well.

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Teenager’s Prom Dress Stirs Furor in U.S. — but Not in China

Teenager’s Prom Dress Stirs Furor in U.S. — but Not in China | Social Studies | Scoop.it
After a Utah high school student wore a Chinese-style cheongsam, Asian-Americans’ reactions were blistering. But that perplexed many on the other side of the world.

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The issue of cultural appropriation comes up again...and I'll share a link for the New York Times as well as Fox News on the same topic. 

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, May 4, 2018 4:42 PM

The issue of cultural appropriation comes up again...and I'll share a link for the New York Times as well as Fox News on the same topic. 

K Rome's curator insight, October 6, 2018 7:46 PM

The issue of cultural appropriation comes up again...and I'll share a link for the New York Times as well as Fox News on the same topic. 

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Can You Name 100 Countries In Seven Minutes?

Can You Name 100 Countries In Seven Minutes? | Social Studies | Scoop.it
Like most sequels, this may well make you rather angry. Good luck!

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Ivan Valles's curator insight, March 4, 11:41 PM
Fun game to test your knowledge of global nation-states....
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The Largest Ever Analysis of Film Dialogue by Gender: 2,000 scripts, 25,000 actors, 4 million lines

The Largest Ever Analysis of Film Dialogue by Gender: 2,000 scripts, 25,000 actors, 4 million lines | Social Studies | Scoop.it
Lately, Hollywood has been taking so much shit for rampant sexism and racism. The prevailing theme: white men dominate movie roles.
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This might be an interesting way to diagram sexism for students. Sometimes it’s just a vague concept but this was an interesting article that makes it clear.
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Why are cities still so segregated? | Let's Talk | NPR

In 1968, Congress passed the Fair Housing Act that made it illegal to discriminate in housing. Gene Demby of NPR’s Code Switch explains why neighborhood

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ArcGIS Blog website, Esri Inc.

ArcGIS Blog website, Esri Inc. | Social Studies | Scoop.it
The Esri development team is thrilled to announce that we have a new ArcGIS Blog website. It’s part of our overall initiative to improve your experience with ArcGIS. Although the site is new, the goal of the blog remains the same: give you deeper insight into how ArcGIS helps you get your work done.

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Esri Story Map Treasure Hunt

Esri Story Map Treasure Hunt | Social Studies | Scoop.it

Although these were designed specifically for GIS day during Geography Awareness Week, these 2 excellent map-based treasure hunts from ESRI are great any time of year.  The answer to the question will only pop up in you are zoomed in the the right region (SHIFT + Make a box = Zoom to area).  These links will take you to the World Cities quiz and also to the Mountains quiz.


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I love this geography, map-based quiz that let's people explore the world as they learn about some interesting places.  

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Mark Hathaway's curator insight, September 9, 2015 2:52 PM

I enjoyed this exercise, it was fun and creative.

Seth Dixon's curator insight, January 18, 2018 6:54 PM

I love this geography, map-based quiz that let's people explore the world as they learn about some interesting places.  

Douglas Vance's curator insight, January 18, 2018 7:00 PM

This is a brand new and to me, a unique way of exploring global geography by using trivia questions as a means to explore the world.