EUROMED GAME How to play? You first have to downmoad the EM Game from this page, the link is on the right column. The EM GAME is provided in two formats: for PC and for MAC. Choose the best for you! Before playing... The EM GAME and Youth in Action & EuroMed Youth programmes
Homework: is it worth the hassle? Like all teachers, I’ve spent many hours correcting homework. Yet there’s a debate over whether we should be setting it at all. I teach both primary and secondary, and regularly find myself drawn into the argument on the reasoning behind it – parents, and sometimes colleagues, question its validity. Parent-teacher interviews can become consumed by how much trouble students have completing assignments.
The Where in the World Street View Game Where in the World is a new Street View quiz from SuperBreak. In this fun little game you are shown a succession of Google Maps Street View images of famous locations around the world. All you have to do is choose the correct location from three different answers. The game allows you to choose from five different categories, History, Travel, Royal Attractions, Nature & Parks and Entertainment.
7 Resources for Teaching and Learning About Mount Everest This is one of those posts that I write every year just because this is one of my "pet topics." Visiting the Himalayas is on my life list so I like to write about Mount Everest when I get a chance. This year's spring climbing season on Mount Everest is underway so I thought I would review some resources for teaching and learning about Mount Everest. National Geographic Expeditions has a lesson plan for middle school students about the history and development of climbing Mount Everest. The lesson plan also touches on the physical challenges posed by high altitude mountaineering.
Early world maps Antiquity Babylonian Imago Mundi (c. 600 BCE) A Babylonian world map, known as the Imago Mundi, is commonly dated to the 6th century BCE. The map as reconstructed by Eckhard Unger shows Babylon on the Euphrates, surrounded by a circular landmass showing Assyria, Urartu (Armenia) and several cities, in turn surrounded by a "bitter river" (Oceanus), with seven islands arranged around it so as to form a seven-pointed star. The accompanying text mentions seven outer regions beyond the encircling ocean. The descriptions of five of them have survived: the third island is where "the winged bird ends not his flight," i.e., cannot reach.on the fourth island "the light is brighter than that of sunset or stars": it lay in the northwest, and after sunset in summer was practically in semi-obscurity.The fifth island, due north, lay in complete darkness, a land "where one sees nothing," and "the sun is not visible."
Map skills - Map skills and higher-order thinking It used to be a lot of work to make a map. Before computers, maps had to be meticulously drawn by hand, their grids and outlines relying on complicated pencil-and-paper calculations. Now, you can download map data from the U.S. Geologic Survey or the Census Bureau, install an application on your laptop, and start cranking out maps of anything and everything. Maps are everywhere on the web. 11 Ways to Find and View Panoramic Images Thanks to developments in camera and web technology it has become quite easy to capture panoramic imagery. Panoramic imagery provides viewers of a better sense of the view one experiences when standing in a location. For example, a panorama of the Grand Canyon is more informative than a standard image view. Here are some great places where you can find panoramic imagery online. AirPano offers dozens of spectacular 360 panoramas of famous landmarks and cities around the world.
40 maps that explain the world Maps can be a remarkably powerful tool for understanding the world and how it works, but they show only what you ask them to. So when we saw a post sweeping the Web titled "40 maps they didn't teach you in school," one of which happens to be a WorldViews original, I thought we might be able to contribute our own collection. Some of these are pretty nerdy, but I think they're no less fascinating and easily understandable. A majority are original to this blog, with others from a variety of sources. I've included a link for further reading on close to every one. [Additional read: How Ukraine became Ukraine and 40 more maps that explain the world]
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