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GEOGRAPHY EDUCATION – Supporting geography educators

Details: GEOGRAPHY EDUCATION – Supporting geography educators everywhere with current digital resources. “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 .”. This story map will introduce you to ways to get the most out of my Geography Education

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education – GEOGRAPHY EDUCATION

Details: education. “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 – …

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The importance of Geography Education

Details: Right now, geography is named as a “core academic subject” but unlike all the other core academic subjects, including history, civics, economics, foreign languages and the arts, there is no dedicated federal funding stream to advance geography education. We need to let Congress know that learning geography is important.

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Regional – GEOGRAPHY EDUCATION

Details: Introduction North America Middle America South America Europe Russia and Neighbors Middle East and North Africa Sub-Saharan Africa South Asia East Asia Southeast Asia Australia and Oceania Global Connections I've added a two new drop-down menu tabs to this website for my geography education resources; one that is organized regionally (this one) and well as…

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About – GEOGRAPHY EDUCATION

Details: 01-Geography:It’s Nature and Perspectives. 02-Population and Migration. 03-Cultural Patterns and Processes. 04-Political Organization of Space. 05-Agriculture and Rural Land Use. 06-Cities and Urban Land Use. 07-Industrialization and Economic Development. 08 …

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Learning From Home – GEOGRAPHY EDUCATION

Details: SHORTS (between 5-25 minutes) West Virginia, Still Home: This video perfectly exemplifies some key geographic ideas, sense of place, regional economic decline, migration and resource extraction. This video would be great to shows students and then get them to …

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Thematic – GEOGRAPHY EDUCATION

Details: Changing social values and access to education, employment, health care, and contraception have reduced fertility rates in most parts of the world. Social, economic, and political roles for females have influenced patterns of fertility, mortality, and migration, as illustrated by Ravenstein’s laws of migration. 2.9 Aging Populations

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K12 – GEOGRAPHY EDUCATION

Details: Tags: education, K12, geography education, geography matters. April 9, 2018 0. Geography undervalued in understanding of world. Improving skills in ­literacy and numeracy are vitally important components of school education. But it is wrong to assume that these can only be achieved by teaching English and Mathematics respectively.

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Using GeoGuessr in the Classroom – GEOGRAPHY EDUCATION

Details: Using GeoGuessr in the Classroom. In May 2013, GeoGuessr came online and quickly became a favorite quiz game of geo-enthusiasts. Using 5 random locations in Google Street View. The game player can search the area in Street View and then make a guess as to where it is on the map. The closer to the location the more points you receive and the

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03-Cultural Patterns and Processes – GEOGRAPHY EDUCATION

Details: THREE: CULTURAL PATTERNS & PROCESSES 3.1 Introduction to Culture Culture comprises the shared practices, technologies, attitudes, and behaviors transmitted by a society. Cultural traits include such things as food preferences, architecture, and land use. Cultural relativism and ethnocentrism are different attitudes toward cultural difference. 3.2 Cultural Landscapes Cultural landscapes are

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2021 APHG Professional Development Night – GEOGRAPHY …

Details: Parag Khanna’s talk at the 2021 APHG reading was excellent. He was scheduled to be our keynote speaker at our Professional Development Night and he delivered. As a professional development experience, it was one of the best I’ve ever participated in at any of the 16 readings I’ve attended (FYI: this is the 21 st reading in APHG history). We have recorded the Zoom version of the talk, and

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Start-of-the-Year Videos – GEOGRAPHY EDUCATION

Details: WHY GEOGRAPHY EDUCATION MATTERS VIDEOS This is a compilation of videos that can be used to at the beginning of the school year to show the importance of geography, spatial thinking and geo-literacy. VIDEO #1: This is an excellent promotional video for geography as a whole, but the AP Human Geography course specifically. For more…

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training – GEOGRAPHY EDUCATION

Details: Supporting Geographic Education since 1915… The National Council for Geographic Education hosts “Webinar Wednesday” during the school year which are free for NCGE members. This Wednesday (Sept. 5th) at 8pm Eastern time Charlie Fitzpatrick from ESRI will host a special, free webinar entitled, “Getting Started with ArcGIS Online .”

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About Me – GEOGRAPHY EDUCATION

Details: Seth Dixon is a geography professor at Rhode Island College within the Political Science Department and serves as the coordinator for the Rhode Island Geography Education Alliance. Recently he started blogging for National Geographic Education to expand his audience in his personal mission to share geography education resources to the whole world.

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rural – GEOGRAPHY EDUCATION

Details: Via Scoop.it – Geography Education. In the lush rainforests of Africa’s Congo Basin, hundreds of thousands of indigenous people live as hunter gatherers, depending on …

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Scoop.it – GEOGRAPHY EDUCATION

Details: This BBC interactive (as well as this NY Times article) is the update to understand how extensive the human rights violations are as re-education camps/detention centers have been used in the last few years to hide away political dissidents and those practicing tradition Uyghur (Uighur) customs.

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food distribution – GEOGRAPHY EDUCATION

Details: There was just a failure to connect those people with the food that would keep them alive. There are a lot of reasons that food distribution breaks down, and John is going to teach you about them in the context of the late-19th century famines that struck British India. Source: www.youtube.com.

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Assessing the Validity of Online Sources – GEOGRAPHY EDUCATION

Details: Like so many things today, I found this wonderful image on one of my social media networks. The discovery of this fantastic map is symbolic of the opportunities and challenges of 21st century education. One the one hand, I absolutely LOVE this image; like any good map it tells a …

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Cultural Meaning in Moving Monuments – GEOGRAPHY EDUCATION

Details: Cultural Meaning in Moving Monuments. Ever since I researched the meanings of monuments in the cultural landscape in Mexico City, I’ve been fascinated by the cultural politics of memory and heritage. The removal of a statue is a cultural 180, acknowledging what was once honored and revered is now something that does not worthy of that

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biogeography – GEOGRAPHY EDUCATION

Details: biogeography. “ This image of GPS tracking of multiple wolves in six different packs around Voyageurs National Park was created in the framework of the Voyageurs Wolf Project. It is an excellent illustration of how much wolf packs in general avoid each other’s range .”. SOURCE: Earthly Mission.

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images – GEOGRAPHY EDUCATION

Details: The winning images have been selected from this year’s edition of the National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year competition. This image, Alone in the Crowds by Gary Cummins, received honorable mention, in the category, Cities. There are many gorgeous images in here that–oh yeah– are also great teaching images.

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USA – GEOGRAPHY EDUCATION

Details: ” Nearly 14% of the U.S. population was born in another country, numbering more than 44 million people in 2017, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey.This was the highest share of foreign-born people in the United States since 1910, when immigrants accounted for 14.7% of the American population.

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Sri Lanka – GEOGRAPHY EDUCATION

Details: 01-Geography:It’s Nature and Perspectives. 02-Population and Migration. 03-Cultural Patterns and Processes. 04-Political Organization of Space. 05-Agriculture and Rural Land Use. 06-Cities and Urban Land Use. 07-Industrialization and Economic Development. 08 …

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urban – GEOGRAPHY EDUCATION

Details: "Modern cities are designed for cars. But the city of Barcelona is testing out an urban design trick that can give cities back to pedestrians." Source: www.youtube.com Walkable cities improve the local economy and many cities are working to improve their walkability.

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Ethiopia – GEOGRAPHY EDUCATION

Details: “If there were a contest for the 2020 event with the most far-reaching implications for global peace and security, the field would be crowded. From the coronavirus pandemic to climate change’s growing impact, the Trump administration’s scorched-earth policies after Joe Biden’s election, the Azerbaijani-Armenian war over Nagorno-Karabakh, and a deadly conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray

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Videos: How Does it Grow

Details: Avocados from How Does it Grow? on Vimeo. Avocados have become a super trendy food, but few of us know how they’re even grown or harvested. We visit a California farm to uncover the amazing story of the avocado — and share the secrets to choosing, ripening and cutting the fruit.

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economic – GEOGRAPHY EDUCATION

Details: June 17, 2019 0. South Africa is the world’s most unequal nation. “Despite 25 years of democracy, South Africa remains the most economically unequal country in the world, according to the World Bank. If anything, South Africa is even more divided now than it was in 1994 as the legacy of apartheid endures.

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supranationalism – GEOGRAPHY EDUCATION

Details: Posts about supranationalism written by sethdixon. The Great Green Wall initiative is composed of 11 countries that are cooperating together to combat the physical and human geographic characteristics that make the Sahel one of the more vulnerable ecosystems in the world. This swath running through Africa is the transition zone where tropical Africa meets the Sahara.

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‘Geography Education’ is 4 years old… – GEOGRAPHY EDUCATION

Details: "Today my Geography Education scoop.it page will hit a million views and I want to appreciate those that have viewed, supported and promoted my site. I’ve enjoyed sharing global news articles, videos and podcasts with a spatial perspective. So Julie said I should over the millionth visitor something special—an inflatable globe or a world map…

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Nigeria – GEOGRAPHY EDUCATION

Details: 01-Geography:It’s Nature and Perspectives. 02-Population and Migration. 03-Cultural Patterns and Processes. 04-Political Organization of Space. 05-Agriculture and Rural Land Use. 06-Cities and Urban Land Use. 07-Industrialization and Economic Development. 08 …

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Political and Economic Geography

Details: 6 conference presentations on various economic and political geography topics given at NCGE 2013 as a part of the APHG strand. The last two mornings in Denver, CO there was a series of presentations of economic and political geography given in front of a capacity crowd. 6 of …

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Making Olive Oil Soap in the West Bank – GEOGRAPHY EDUCATION

Details: Value-added agricultural products are all around us, but many students aren’t accustomed to thinking about commodity chains and recognizing the agricultural component of a product if it is not directly consumed. This video about the production of soap in the Palestinian West Bank is an excellent example of an older way of using olive oil and

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South Africa – GEOGRAPHY EDUCATION

Details: South Africa is the world’s most unequal nation. “Despite 25 years of democracy, South Africa remains the most economically unequal country in the world, according to the World Bank. If anything, South Africa is even more divided now than it was in 1994 as the legacy of apartheid endures. Previously disadvantaged South Africans hold fewer

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GIS – GEOGRAPHY EDUCATION

Details: GIS is a key tool in spatial analysis, but it can also be a driving force in using math, science, technology and (yes) geography as interdisciplinary ways of teaching the curriculum. StoryMaps can be rich with images and videos, but also filled with data at a variety of scales.

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California – GEOGRAPHY EDUCATION

Details: August 2, 2018 0. Alluvial Fans. “When a mountain stream carries a lot of sediment (clay, silt, sand, gravel, cobbles, and boulders) and leaves the confines of the canyon, the sediment is deposited. Over time, this process creates a fan-shaped deposit. The sediment is deposited not because the gradient of the stream decreased, but because

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Turkey – GEOGRAPHY EDUCATION

Details: Turkey. “ Divorce—though originally sanctioned more than 1,400 years ago by Islamic law—is still widely viewed in Muslim societies as a subversive act that breaks up the family. Women who seek divorce can often find themselves ostracized and treated as immoral. Despite such taboos and restrictions, however, divorce rates are rising across

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One Place, Two Names – GEOGRAPHY EDUCATION

Details: One Place, Two Names. By Seth Dixon, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Geography, Rhode Island College. What is in a name? The government of the People’s Republic of China calls this region Xinjiang but the people how have lived there for hundreds of years call it Eastern Turkestan. Many times when two groups do not refer to a place by the same

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planning – GEOGRAPHY EDUCATION

Details: Hence a new plan to remake the country’s map. The idea is to foster the rise of mammoth urban clusters, anchored around giant hubs and containing dozens of smaller, but by no means small, nearby cities. The plan calls for 19 clusters in all, which would account for nine-tenths of economic activity (see map).

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Teaching about Syrian Refugees – GEOGRAPHY EDUCATION

Details: Teaching about Syrian Refugees. The Syrian Civil War that stemmed out of the Arab Spring in 2012 morphed into a conflict unlike any of the other Arab Spring protests. In the years before the Arab Spring, Syria experienced an extended drought led to declining agricultural production and social discontent even before the spark of revolutionary

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industry – GEOGRAPHY EDUCATION

Details: industry. The Dollar Store Backlash. The economic restructuring of the United States is reconfiguring cities, political alignments, rural patterns and so many more systems. I would like to highlight how retail has changed in the last few decades in the United States. In the early 2000s, I was visiting a small, declining Pennsylvania town name

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visualization – GEOGRAPHY EDUCATION

Details: visualization. Tools for Student Projects. In many geography classes, teachers will assign students a country to help them gain some depth about one particular country as a way to explore economic, demographic, cultural, political, and environmental issues. These are some data visualization tools that deals with big data; the listed tools are

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Teaching the Geography of Food – GEOGRAPHY EDUCATION

Details: I am very pleased to announce that I will be blogging for National Geographic Education; let me introduce myself. I’m Seth Dixon, a geography professor at Rhode Island College and I also serve as the coordinator for the Rhode Island Geography Education Alliance.. I’m a social media junkie (on twitter @APHumanGeog) and I discovered that so many digital resources are being shared online by

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Christianity – GEOGRAPHY EDUCATION

Details: The share of residents practicing Christianity, the majority religion of the region, is expected to decline from 2010 to 2050 while the share of Muslims is expected to increase in the same time frame. The changes in religious demographics is occurring alongside the region’s youth bulge (click here for a population pyramid).

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What can I do with a Geography Degree

Details: 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. Tags: education, ESRI, StoryMap, geography, geography

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Europe – GEOGRAPHY EDUCATION

Details: Tags: video, geography education, Italy, Europe, regions. February 19, 2018 0. Gibraltar Bay “Gibraltar Bay, located near the southernmost tip of the Iberian Peninsula, is the central feature of this astronaut photograph. The famous Rock of Gibraltar that forms the northeastern border of the bay is formed of Jurassic-era seafloor sediments

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music – GEOGRAPHY EDUCATION

Details: Posts about music written by sethdixon. “Life imitated art in early 1980 when South African school children, fed up with an inferior apartheid-era education system, took to chanting the lyrics of Pink Floyd‘s ‘Another Brick in the Wall.’ The song, with its memorable line stating, “We don’t need no education,” had held the top spot on the local charts for almost three months, a

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Choke points and the Suez Canal – GEOGRAPHY EDUCATION

Details: Below, is a video that shows the inauguration of the 2015 expansion of the Suez Canal. This gives some solid context for the importance of the Suez Canal. Completed in 1869, with the new expansion the canal is over 200 meters wide and 24 meters deep. This was made to accommodate the largest of the ocean-going vessels, which when turned sideways

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How Has Racism Shaped U.S

Details: While I try to keep things nonpartisan, sometimes objective truths become partisan issues, and often the study of human geography can improve our collective political dialog. Department of Transportation, Pete Buttigieg (a.k.a. Mayor Pete) said “there is racism physically built into some of our highways.” Online detractors noted that rebar, concrete, and asphalt can’t be…

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