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Global Trek: Virtual Travel Around the World. A Sense of Place. Place and Location are two of the five themes of geography and a natural starting point for a study of the Arctic and Antarctica.

A Sense of Place

Location answers the question, "Where am I? " while the study of place asks, "What kind of a place is it? " and, "How does this place connect to my hometown? " This issue of Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears examines how you can introduce the Arctic and Antarctica and use science, geography, literacy, and technology to help your students compare and contrast these two dramatically different areas as well as their own home. Get ready for an adventure as you and your students develop your polar sense of place!

Photo: Nuuk, Greenland. Index Mundi - Country Facts. Social Studies. 25 National Flags And Their Meanings. Originating on battlefields as a means of identification, national flags have come a long way since their bloody conception.

25 National Flags And Their Meanings

Flying in courthouses, classrooms, and fire stations they typically hold symbolic significance for the nation and have complex meanings ingrained into their designs. So go ahead and test yourself on your flag knowledge because these are 25 national flags and their meanings. Combining the crosses of the patron saints of England, Wales, and Scotland, the Union Jack as it is sometimes called is one of the oldest flags in the world having been around since 1801. It has been said that when Duke Leopold V. of Austria returned from war his white battledress was soaked with blood. When he took off his belt, however, the cloth underneath was still white. There is a lot of dispute as to actual meaning of Aruba’s flag.

As you may have noticed, the red circle on the flag is slightly off center. It’s not hard to see that Malaysia has a history with England. OpenStreetMap. Earth at Night 2012. Account Options Sign in Earth at Night 2012 This new global view and animation of Earth’s city lights is a composite assembled from data acquired by the Suomi NPP satellite.

Earth at Night 2012

The data was acquired over nine days in April 2012 and 13 days in October 2012. It took 312 orbits to get a clear shot of every parcel of Earth's land surface and islands. . ©2014 Google - Terms of Use Layers Map. Kids' Corner, State of Alaska. Worldmapper: The world as you've never seen it before. Rader's GEOGRAPHY 4 KIDS.COM. GmapGIS - A web based GIS application to draw on Google maps: polygons, lines, markers and labels.

Tours from Above – Aerial Virtual Tour Photography worldwide. Geographical Association - home. Maps. TimeMaps - World History Atlas. Old Maps Online.


Geography Resources. With exam season fast approaching, chances are you’re starting to think about how to encourage your KS4 students to make the most of the revision time they still have available.

Geography Resources

To support you in doing this, we’ve provided a set of GCSE flashcards on settlements – so you can hand them out to your students as ready-made revision materials! The 12 cards break down key ideas from this topic, and come complete with a succinct caption for each. They include key definitions that students need to remember, and helpful reminders of site factors and settlement characteristics.

Download them below!