Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Just really interesting! Geographically interesting that is!

Just really interesting! ... and useful for the classroom

A fun music video but something to get students thinking that geographers are indeed different! Yes we are!! … and that geography is unique as a way at looking at the world.

Another site of geography (physical geography) songs from students. Music and geography as an approach seems to be getting popular!!

* Great views from above
Aerial photo tour across countries and continents with a French photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand. As a geographer the patterns, shapes and colours are wonderful to see – and we see so much within such visions.

* Most surreal places on earth  Amazing photographs from around the world. You would swear thay have been Photoshopped, but apparently no!
* Gun deaths mapped in the US.
A great interactive map over time of gun deaths in the US.

The Samaritans, a rapidly dwindling sect dating to biblical times, have opened their insular community to brides imported from Eastern Europe in a desperate quest to preserve their ancient culture
* TEDGlobal has been held in Oxford, England; Arusha, Tanzania; Mysore, India; and Edinburgh, Scotland — with speakers from a wide range of other countries. In other words, it’s a global affair. As we prepare for TEDGlobal 2013: “Think Again,” kicking off on June 10, we thought we’d take a closer look. Go around the world in less than 180 minutes with TEDGlobal talks.
This is an excellent suite of images in a photo essay showing urban development in Florida.  These collectively can be used to accentuate the "human-environmental interactions" theme of geography. 
* What the? The burning man festival  A modern cultural happening

* A fact a day site: great lesson starters

* Endangered cultures
TED Talks with stunning photos and stories, National Geographic Explorer Wade Davis celebrates the extraordinary diversity of the world's indigenous cultures, which are disappearing from the planet at an alarming rate.

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