Related links to Spatialworlds
Australian Geography Teachers' Association website
'Towards a National Geography Curriculum' project website
Where am I??
Adelaide, Australia: S: 34º 55' E: 138º 36'
Just geographically interesting
Over the past year I have been curating a Scoop.it called 'Just real interesting'. As I say in the introduction to the Scoop.it, this site is:
A Scoop.it of just interesting things with an obvious fascination with all things historical, social, cultural and geographical (and just things real interesting!)
As a result of this rather vague description and in turn Internet trawling of the Scoop.it, I have curated a rather eclectic site. The site is particularly strong in the area of Cultural Geography and makes for some interesting reading, highly relevant to Human Geography. At times it is a challenge to see how it fits into a definition of geography but considering geography is dependent on the reader using the geographical lens, I think we can claim that almost any story can be seen as geography. Here is just a taste of some of the very interesting sites from the Scoop.it on the perspective of appearance and culture and the related issues of beauty, sexism, racism and difference.
* Muslim Woman Discovers Friendly New World When a Winter Scarf Covers Her Hijab
* How people in Muslim countries prefer women to dress in public
* The burka ban in France
* Guy Brings His White Girl To Barbershop In Harlem...
* Holloween costumes and racism
* Supermodel wears Hijab for a day
* Anti-Muslim harassment
* Which place is actually more racist
* Finding cultural voice
* Body modification
* Little boys wearing dresses
* Advertising's Image of Women
* Girls wearing pink
* Muslim beauty pageant
* Fattening rooms for appearance
* Foot binding
* Beauty and men
* Concept of beauty
* Lip plates
Go to the Just Real Interesting Scoop.it to view more articles of great interest to the cultural geographer. I think you would agree there is some pretty eclectic but fascinating material there for the human geography classroom.