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Friday, December 7, 2012

some December Resources

Some resources for Grey December Days
Thanks to All that have identified the New York Times learning Blog article
All Over the Map: 10 Ways to Teach About Geography
Geography frequently takes a back seat to history in the social studies classroom, but teaching geographic literacy is essential if students are going to understanding the challenges and opportunities of our complex world.

Has Geography Become Geosophy?
Interesting Discussion on what is happening to geography in many universities. Also why we need to be careful about the def. of stating that geography is everything.
Google Earth A to Z: The full list- Very useful for teachers using Google earth
It's been fun going through every aspect of Google Earth over the past few months. If you've missed any of the entries, here is the entire list from A to Z:

Google Maps team goes to Canada’s Far North
Published on Wednesday November 28, 2012.

Adapting to a warmer world: No going back
With nations doing little to slow climate change, many people are ramping up plans to adapt to the inevitable.

National Geographic Photo Contest 2012, Part II- Great minds on for us all.
The deadline to enter this year's National Geographic photo contest is coming up -- this Friday, November 30. Back in September, the society started gathering and presenting galleries of submissions, encouraging readers to vote for them as well. Winners will be chosen on or around December 15, 2012. National Geographic was once more kind enough to let me choose some of its entries for 2012 to feature here on In Focus. Gathered below are 50 images from the three categories of People, Places, and Nature, with captions written by the individual photographers. Be sure to also see Part I on In Focus, from September. [50 photos]

A Great Ongoing Source of Geographic Education – Worth Revisiting
Global news with a spatial perspective: resources for educators and the inherently inquisitive. ”
Curated by Seth Dixon, Ph.D.

Interesting Map and Data  Resource  sent along by Richard Coram (TDSB)
His quote “I want to warn you about this website... don't open it if you don't have an hour or two to spend asking the questions "What's where?" and "Why is it there?".
It is so true !!

thanks All for your ongoing sharing and continue to check out the culminating activities Google site for constantly updated Lessons, and activities for secondary .

Also do not forget to revisit the Geography Financial literacy lessons and resources on the OAGEE site
Mark Lowry
Geography and Geotechnologies Instructional Leader
Social World Studies and Humanities
Toronto District School Board
1 Civic Centre Court
Toronto , On ,M9C 2B3
Tel; (416) 394-7269
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