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REVIEW: iScore5

April 13, 2017 // 0 Comments

This just downloaded! iScore5 is a great way to beef up your AP Human Geography review game before the big day. There is no better way to study than to expose yourself to as many practice questions as possible. Treat your review like trivia and it will feel as if you’re not even studying. Earn enough points to unlock a practice exam at the end. Here is what awaits you when you download: Practice may not make perfect, but it sure does get you close. iScore5 is available on the Apple App Store and on Google Play Android for [...]

Illustrated Textbook: The Fields of Geography (Page 1)

April 5, 2017 // 0 Comments

This illustrated page includes the different fields of geography and it’s various (and obscure) career opportunities. Geography careers were collected from the American Association of Geographers website. Click to enjoy the full [...]

NEWS via CNN Money: Venezuela brain drain: I miss mom, but don’t want to go back

April 4, 2017 // 0 Comments

Human Geography connection: This article hits on multiple topics including brain drain, migration, immigration visas, refugees, and political corruption within Venezuela. Alejandro Nava is leaving his home in Venezuela, and he doesn’t plan on coming back. by Patrick Gillespie   @CNNMoney April 4, 2017: 9:59 AM ET Nava set his sights abroad because he has lost hope in his country, which is battling an economic crisis that has spiraled out of control, triggering a never ending list of chronic problems, from violent crime to basic health care. Last year, his middle-class family lived without basics like eggs, milk and butter for weeks at a time, as the country struggled through a food shortage crisis. But that’s not his biggest problem. Safety is. “We live in constant fear of getting robbed and shot everyday,” says Nava. “There’s no sense of stability. You can’t save money, you can’t plan for the future.” Click the Title for the [...]

WEBCOMIC: Themes and Traditions of Geography

April 2, 2017 // 0 Comments

This page is the first of many within this section of the chapter. On this page, we learn the difference between cultural geography and physical geography, why math is still important, and how to be a triple threat. Click to enjoy Themes & Traditions of [...]

WEBCOMIC: Human Geography in Practice-Collecting the Data

April 1, 2017 // 0 Comments

These pages address the marriage of the humanities and the sciences, and how we get and use data. Vocab includes: Data aggregation, primary data, secondary data, satellite imagery, remote sensing, quantitative data, qualitative data, group study, and case study. Click to Enjoy Human Geography in Practice-Collecting the [...]

WEBCOMIC: What is Human Geography?

March 31, 2017 // 0 Comments

The first page addressing “What is Human Geography” is now up. Vocabulary terms include: Human Geography, Why of Where, and Geographic Models. Click to enjoy! [...]

Official Launch: The Illustrated Textbook

March 30, 2017 // 0 Comments

This has been brewing since 2009, and it would be a lie to say it is all complete. However, I do have a finished script with all of the content researched-I just need to have it illustrated. I am completing the majority of the page layouts, though I have help from a legit illustrator from the land of Wales, Dan Harris. At any rate, my first pages are complete and the Human Geography Illustrated Textbook is about to take off. And away we go. Click [...]

MC Questions: Volume 1 Edition 13, 14, 15

March 13, 2017 // 0 Comments

THREE WEEKS worth of multiple choice goodness coming your way. Where has the time gone! Inspiration for questions come from “slavery migration,” low life expectancies for Americans, affirmative action bake sales, and a flat-packing Ikea. Discussion or constructive criticism is welcome via Facebook or WordPress. Download below! Human Questions Edition [...]

MC QUESTIONS: Volume 1 Edition 12

February 20, 2017 // 0 Comments

This week’s questions are inspired by the Fair Housing Act, North Koreans behaving badly, Russians behaving badly, and driverless technologies. Feel free to drop me a constructive criticism or points of discussion at Facebook or on the blog! Download below and enjoy! Human Questions Edition [...]

MC QUESTIONS: Volume 1 Edition 11

February 13, 2017 // 0 Comments

Environmental deregulation, ethnic affinity algorithms, and air-ballon reconnaissance were on my mind this week. Here are seven questions you can use in class or for discussion. Let me know if you have any constrictive criticism or would like to discuss via Facebook or WordPress. Download below and enjoy! Human Questions Edition [...]

MC QUESTIONS: Volume 1 Edition 10

February 13, 2017 // 0 Comments

This week’s questions are inspired by election crowd sizes, gendered spaces, Doctor’s Without Borders, and an avocado apocalypse. If you have any constructive criticism or would like to discuss any of the questions, contact me via WordPress or Facebook. Download below and enjoy! Human Questions Edition [...]

MC QUESTIONS: Volume 1 Edition 9

January 29, 2017 // 0 Comments

This week’s practice questions were inspired by more Brexit, more redistricting, NATO, non-browning apples, building walls, and of course the Squatty Potty. Download below & hopefully enjoy. Human Imprint Practice MC Questions Volume 1 Edition 9 *Constructive comments, discussion, criticism is always welcome via WordPress, Facebook, or [...]

MC QUESTIONS: Volume 1 Edition 8

January 29, 2017 // 0 Comments

This week’s practice questions were inspired by my increased understandings to Sikhism, Norman Borlaug’s shout-out at the Congressional Luncheon, and travel blogging. Download below & hopefully enjoy. Practice Human MC Questions Volume 1 Edition 8 *Constructive comments, discussion, criticism is always welcome via WordPress, Facebook, or [...]

LESSONS & WORKSHEETS: Climate Migrants via ESRI Storymaps

January 21, 2017 // 0 Comments

The ESRI storymap on climate refugees does a phenomenal job sampling locations in the world that experience migration effects as a result of climate change. Though many times, there are other causes of migration shifts, it is an important cog in the gear. Attached is a guided worksheet that accompanies the ESRI Climate Migrant Storymap. Students can complete for homework or be used as guided discussion questions. Climate Migrant Worksheet Here is the site for the Esri Storymap which they also allow to copy and paste code into a personal website as seen [...]

INTERACTIVE via Localingual: Listen to Voices Around the World

January 17, 2017 // 0 Comments

Localingual is an interactive map that allows users to zoom in and hear voice samples from all over the world. Users can also submit their own samples to add to the map. This would be a fun site to show students the difference between accents and perhaps dialect within the same country, but also so that they can hear what different languages sound like around the world. Warning: Be careful where you send kids to on this site, since this is gathered from the general public, there are some instance of bad language (eh-hemm…Australia.) [...]

MC QUESTIONS: Volume 1 Edition 7

January 15, 2017 // 0 Comments

This week’s questions are inspired by the Wet-Foot, Dry Foot Policy, Chinese languages, the Green-Line, and Pilsen Chicago. Constructive criticism and discussion of the questions are welcome via Facebook or WordPress. Human Questions Edition [...]

LESSON PLAN: Global Migration Flow & Data Visualization

January 12, 2017 // 0 Comments

Description:  This worksheet is inspired by the Global International Migration Flows website by the Wittgenstein Centre. It uses migration data over the course of 5-year periods in a circular-flow chart. The attached worksheet asks students to identify the largest migration flows both in and out of the respective regions. It also asks that they identify the regions that have the largest interregional migrations. Objective: Students will identify where the world’s largest migration flows are occurring between regions. AP Objectives:  Apply the concepts of forced and voluntary migration to historical and contemporary examples. Forced migrations include those involving refugees, internally displaced persons, and asylum seekers. Voluntary migrations may be transnational, internal, chain, step, and rural to urban. Patterns of voluntary and forced migration may be affected by distance and physical features. Procedure: Introduce vocabulary to students: Interregional migration, [...]

MC QUESTIONS: Volume 1 Edition 6

January 9, 2017 // 0 Comments

This week’s MC questions are inspired by US interregional migration shifts, folk culture & video games, cultural dispositions towards the sciences, and boundary disputes between Timor and Australia. Download Below! Human Questions Edition 6 As always, constructive criticism and or discussion of the questions are welcome via Facebook, WordPress, or [...]

NEWS via theguardian: Moana: progressive paean to Polynesia – or another of Disney’s cultural blunders?

January 7, 2017 // 0 Comments

Moana: The Progressive Paean to Polynesia or another of Disney’s Cultural Blunders? This is an article that discusses whether Moana, the Disney movie, is an example of cultural appropriation or an attempt to be culturally inclusive. Human Geography Application: This would be a good article to step off into a debate among students, whether Moana is an example of cultural appropriation or an attempt to be culturally inclusive. This would be appropriate when discussing ethnicity, commodification, cultural insensitivities, folk vs. pop [...]

ARTICLE via VOX: 15 before-and-after images that show how we’re transforming the planet

January 6, 2017 // 0 Comments

15 Before and After Images that Show How We’re Transforming the Planet This article includes fifteen aerial images of the Earth and it’s physical transformation as a result of human activity. Human Geography Application: This article would be useful within the Nature & Perspectives unit and the discussion of the importance of new age mapping, remote sensing, and human-environment interaction. You could also swing this if discussing the man-land tradition/human-environment interaction (Pattison and 5 [...]

INTERACTIVE via New York Times: Where Is America’s Heartland? Pick Your Map

January 5, 2017 // 0 Comments

Where is America’s Heartland? Pick your Map This short interactive has users choose a map that they feel best represents the “American Heartland.” After voting, they will see a tally and an article that discusses the topic of what the Heartland means to other people. Human Geography Application: This would be a good, 2 minute activity to direct students with 1:1 devices after discussing vernacular [...]

VIDEO via New York Times: A Conversation With Asians on Race

January 4, 2017 // 0 Comments

A Conversation with Asian-Americans on Race This video shows Asian Americans confronting stereotypes about their own community. Human Geography Application: This would be a great clip to show while discussion ethnicity. It would play very well with classrooms that have an Asian-American perspective, or to show students that there are stereotypes within other ethnic groups that might otherwise go [...]
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