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INTERACTIVE: Compare Map Projections via Map-projections.net

June 17, 2017 // 0 Comments

If you’re looking to show your students the quick difference between conic, cylindric, and planar-look no further. This great website by Tobias Jung compares 150+ different map projections. Remember that for Human Geography, our course description asks for students to: “Use and interpret maps” and understand, “All map projections (e.g., Mercator, polar) inevitably distort spatial relationships (e.g., shape, area, distance, direction).” Don’t be overwhelmed, this does not mean the goal is to memorize them all. Create a lesson showing students how cartographers attempt to show the round Earth on a projected flat surface. Students (or other interested parties), can select two maps to compare at once. You can have the kids select different aspects that you want them to compare and then write about the differences. Equidistant vs. Equal-Area? No problem! Check out the comparison website, it rocks. Thanks for the tip from our Facebook group for this [...]

Professional Development Night at the 2017 AP Human Reading

June 11, 2017 // 0 Comments

If you haven’t had the chance to grade hundreds (for some of you thousands) of AP exams, I highly suggest that you do it at least once. While the reading itself can be grueling, there is no other place in the world where so many high school and college educators geek out about Human Geography, in one place. While walking to breakfast one morning, I overheard a man describe how he helped his wife give birth by candlelight in Uganda-needless to say, the stories here are unreal. And while it is difficult to squeeze in a professional development night between a Reds game and a peddle-bike tour of Cincinnati, it is an event that I never miss, because here, you will find the best of the best. The All-Americans of AP Human Geography. With 37 possible roundtable presentations, I was able to hit five, 15-minute talks. GIS, Geoinquiries, and APHG: Presented by Georgeanne Hribar of Old Dominion U. and Phillip Hare of A. C. Flora H.S. We need to make sure that our students [...]

Google Doc: 2017 Collaborative FRQ Rubric

May 15, 2017 // 0 Comments

If you would like to discuss the FRQs with your students today, here is a collaborative rubric to share/review ideas.  Try not to delete the questions themselves and just add to the rubric sections if editing. Enjoy the Monday! [...]

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! [...]

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 [...]

INFOGRAPHIC via Partselect: Most Popular and Iconic Home Design Styles

January 21, 2017 // 0 Comments

This infographic of American folk/popular housing styles is provided by Partselect.com. Use in your cultural unit and have students discuss what style their home/townhome building is represented below. If they can’t link it to any below, have them do a bit more research to see what it is. Source: [...]

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.) [...]

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, [...]

LESSON PLAN: Diverted to Delhi Documentary & Video Guide

January 11, 2017 // 0 Comments

The synopsis provided by ABC TV Documentary: Diverted to Delhi looks at the Indian call centre phenomenon. It looks at how India, with no tradition of customer service, trains call centre workers to provide quality service to overseas customers. It follows university graduates attending two training courses. The graduates employed by Delhi’s cal centres have to put aside their cultural identity, modify their accent and change their name so they can converse with international customers. Most of the call centre business comes from USA and Britain but Australian interest in India is growing and an Australian training course is up and running, where Indians are introduced to the Australian vernacular courtesy of The Castle on video, It’s only a matter of time before tens of thousands of Indians will be saying “g’day mate” when they answer the phone. [...]

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 [...]
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