Geography Google Doodles In The Classroom | devongeography

 
Brazil National Day – 7 September, 2017
Did you know that you can access the archive of ‘Google Doodles’? The archive is searchable, and many of the images picture geographical themes – making them interesting resources for use in the classroom.

You can access the archive here: http://ift.tt/1gBzXZc

Each image is accompanied by additional information about the doodle, for example the doodle for  Cambodia’s Independence Day carried this explanation:

Some of the images are a little cryptic, and it can be fun to get the students to try to work out what the particular Google…

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Fake Maps | devongeography

Like many geography teachers, I harbour something of an obsession with maps. I have recently read this excellent book by Simon Garfield, titled “On the Map”, and would highly recommend it for anyone’s Christmas reading list. It runs through a fascinating history of maps, from the earliest sketches by philosophers, through the Mappa Mundi and the work of the early maritime explorers, right up to digital maps and modern day me-mapping. On the way, he takes a number of detours to examine fake maps, pocket maps, map frauds, the Monopoly board map and brain mapping.

While enjoying this…

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Fake Maps | devongeography

Like many geography teachers, I harbour something of an obsession with maps. I have recently read this excellent book by Simon Garfield, titled “On the Map”, and would highly recommend it for anyone’s Christmas reading list. It runs through a fascinating history of maps, from the earliest sketches by philosophers, through the Mappa Mundi and the work of the early maritime explorers, right up to digital maps and modern day me-mapping. On the way, he takes a number of detours to examine fake maps, pocket maps, map frauds, the Monopoly board map and brain mapping.

While enjoying this…

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Would Your Students Spot Missing Countries On A World Map? | devongeography

I always liked using an ‘upside down’ world map in the classroom – like this one available from http://www.hemamaps.com

It challenges pupils’ perceptions – while at the same time maintaining accuracy of a good world map.

However, I came across an interesting article on the BBC web site recently that described how people from New Zealand have become unhappy about being left off of many versions of the world map.

Watch the video on the web site to see how if members of the public are able to spot the problem. How well do you think your students would fare?…

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Would Your Students Spot Missing Countries On A World Map? | devongeography

I always liked using an ‘upside down’ world map in the classroom – like this one available from http://www.hemamaps.com

It challenges pupils’ perceptions – while at the same time maintaining accuracy of a good world map.

However, I came across an interesting article on the BBC web site recently that described how people from New Zealand have become unhappy about being left off of many versions of the world map.

Watch the video on the web site to see how if members of the public are able to spot the problem. How well do you think your students would fare?…

Continue reading at:

http://ift.tt/2mJq338

Sink Holes Around The World | devongeography

I came across an interesting article in the Guardian newspaper recently – looking at some of the enormous sink holes that have opened up around the world:

http://ift.tt/2fXkKZR?

The photos included here would make great mystery lesson starters, like this one from Guatamala City, where the rains from tropical storm Agatha combined with an erupting volcano and leakage from sewer pipes created a giant sink hole in the centre of the city in 2010:

 

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Sink Holes Around The World | devongeography

I came across an interesting article in the Guardian newspaper recently – looking at some of the enormous sink holes that have opened up around the world:

http://ift.tt/2fXkKZR?

The photos included here would make great mystery lesson starters, like this one from Guatamala City, where the rains from tropical storm Agatha combined with an erupting volcano and leakage from sewer pipes created a giant sink hole in the centre of the city in 2010:

 

Continue reading at:

http://ift.tt/2j2tD3t