HELPFUL LINKS: Nature&Perspectives
What do you see as the best forms of urban patterns for sustainable development in the future? How could rethinking the city help rethink society?
What do you think about this video? Does it help you make sense of maps?
Tools and Ch 1
Selecting a Map Projection- National Geographic video & questions
Students Map Real World Issues with Geo-Spatial Tool- article to use with class
Spatial Labs for Students- tools for geospatial education
Cartographic Anomalies: How Map Projections Have Shaped Our Perceptions of the World; Elizabeth Borneman explores how cartography and cartographic projections help and hinder our perception of the world.
True Size of Africa- how do we perceive Africa? How big is it really? Economist article.
West Wing-Why are we changing maps? Video explaining map projectionsHelp With Projections- summary of projections & distortions
The Numerical Aspects of Maps This module looks at the various numerical aspects of maps.
Wealthy L.A. Schools' Vaccination Rate is as Low as South Sudan's an article with lovely example of a map
How A 2008 Geography Class Used Satellites To Find Osama Bin Laden...Sort Of geospatial technology & students in action
GIS for Students- using and creating GIS maps in school Mapping Disease w GeoSpatial Tools-How an algorithm detected the Ebola Outbreak a Week Early an international mapping tool that detects and tracks diseases
GIS in Action: a visual to see the "layers"- a simple National Geographic tool that lets students see how GIS can be used
Human-Environment Interaction a beautiful set of photographs that highlight the extent that humanity has modified the physical landscape.
How Big is Your City Really? When our sense of a place distorts its actual size.
NAME that Place! an interactive presentation that assess students' ability to name a place by looking at satellite images
Disease Lab-diffusion of disease; an assignment, maybe? download the data table first, print and then complete the steps starting with "The Virgin Field"
Regions: pictures and vocab for review
HELP WITH LATITUDE AND LONGITUDE LAB
if your book doesn't provide enough support....
1) A Map to help you find latitude and longitude of cities World Atlas (choose a region and zoom in) Find Latitude & Longitude
2) For #13, the correct answer in #6 will help you do your calculations
3) For help on #14-15, check out Calculating Global Coordinates
4) For help on #22-23 use this website, choose your region, zoom in and locate your coordinates or place! (Scroll down to find appropriate maps! Do your best guess!)