Region Types

Illustrated Textbook: Types of Regions

June 15, 2017 // 0 Comments

Well, if any of you were at the recent AP grading in Cincinnati, you would understand the uproar over “regions”. Africa. Is it? Or isn’t it? Well, according to AP, it is. I think this sums up many other topics within the field of geography. The ongoing discourse about how to define this social science is frustrating, yet so exciting. I love the debate and hopefully you do too. Since I plan on having students use the illustrated text one day, I used AP’s maps as reference. That doesn’t mean that I agree with everything 🙂 I mean…what the heck’s up with Siberia there? Are they saying that it is part of East Asia or not? I can’t tell. Update: I took the liberty of changing the “Middle East” the Southwest Asia. Click to read! Here is the next page on world regions and the beginning of the discussion on types of [...]

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 [...]
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