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Map: The Africa without Ebola. (Anthony England / @EbolaPhone) Ebola is a frightening, unpredictable disease. Nearly 5,000 West Africans have died from the current outbreak with more than 13,000 people thought infected. However, so far the problem remains largely limited to Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone. Two other countries, Nigeria and Senegal, have had cases, yet are now Ebola-free. The DR Congo had an outbreak of a different strain of Ebola that now looks like it might be contained. And while there has been one case of the disease in Mali, the patient died and no others have been confirmed at the time of writing -- though that may well change. Despite clear geographical limits to the Ebola outbreak, many Americans seem confused.

These countries are nowhere near the West African countries where Ebola is actually a problem. Ultimately, it was frustration that led England to make the map and share it on his Twitter account, which he uses to post information about Ebola. Of course, there are some caveats to the map. Analyzing Primary Sources: Maps - Take Online Modules - Professional Development. Professional Development.

Teaching Resources. Xpeditions is now archived in National Geographic Education's new website— If you liked Xpeditions, you'll love the new media-rich Explore the new site now for activities, maps, interactives, videos, homework help, and more! Please note: to search for Xpeditions content, check the “include archive” filter. Grades K-2 Grades 3-5 Grades 6-8 Grades 9-12 Featured Content Map Skills for Elementary Students Find spatial thinking activities for Grades preK-6.

As Seen on NG Use National Geographic's rich media with educational supports. Game-Based Learning Find educational games that promote 21st century skills. Project-Based Learning Explore a marine ecology unit for middle school. Decision-Making Use this lesson to explore a real-world environmental issue with students. Education Trends National Geographic and the Common Core Find out how the National Geographic Society is connecting to the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts. STEM Education Collection. Exploring Modern Human Migrations. 1. Introduce the topic of modern human migrations. Review some of the causes of ancient human migrations. Ask: Are humans still migrating today?

What are some examples of migrations that took place in the last few hundred years? Record students' ideas on the board. Ask: Do you think these modern migrations differ from ancient migrations? How? 2. Divide students into small groups of four or five. Migrations of the Romani people since the 1400s Migration of African Americans after World War II (the Second Great Migration) Migration of Jews to Palestine in the 20th Century Migration of the "boat people" out of Vietnam after the end of the Vietnam War in 1975 Migration of Afghans after the Soviet invasion in 1979 3. Distribute the readings for assigned migrations to each small group. When did the migration occur? Distribute dry erase markers and one World Physical Tabletop Map to each group. 4. Have each group display their map and give a brief report on their findings. 5.

Historic Maps in K-12 Classrooms. National Geographic Society - Google Maps Gallery. American FactFinder. Places in the News. How Maps mislead and bias Us. World maps influence our model of the world. What if the map we are familiar with didn’t represent the sizes of land masses accurately? Geographical map projections can seem a bit of a dry subject, but on the other hand they are used regularly and are a beautiful metaphor for the presupposition “The Map is not the Territory“. You cannot create a World Map without Distortion A map projection is any method of “flattening” [a sphere] into a plane.Gauss proved that a sphere cannot be represented on a plane without distortion.

Since any method of representing a sphere’s surface on a plane is a map projection, all map projections distort. Every distinct map projection distorts in a distinct way. North hasn’t always been Up It is completely artificial that we have North at the top of a map. Therefore, what we assume to be self-evident that North is “Up” on a map, is indeed completely arbitrary. There is no All-Purpose Map When we deal with the territory we usually have a goal in mind. Teachers Homepage - National Geographic Education. This website would like to remind you: Your browser (Firefox 17) is out of date. Update your browser for more security, comfort and the best experience on this site. Educators! Take our survey for a chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card. Xpeditions is now archived in National Geographic Education's new website— If you liked Xpeditions, you'll love the new media-rich

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Global Connections . Religion. The Islamic tradition recognizes many of the Jewish and Christian prophets, including Abraham, Moses, and Jesus (although he is not considered to be the son of God). Many non-Muslims mistakenly believe that Muhammad is the equivalent of Jesus in the Islamic tradition; in fact, it is the Quran that stands in the same central position in Islam as Jesus does in Christianity. Muhammad himself is not divine, but a prophet chosen by God to deliver his message and an example of piety to emulate. Jews and Christians are specifically protected in the Quran as Peoples of the Book, reinforcing their spiritual connection to Islam by virtue of having been given revelations from God. The Islamic legal tradition has upheld the rights of Jews and Christians to maintain their beliefs and practices within their communities in Islamic lands, and this policy of tolerance has generally been upheld. Back to top Related sites Christians in the Middle East: ?

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