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. 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?"
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. 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.
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.
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Geography Resources The Boardworks Geography Toolkit covers the most important practical geography skills with dozens of dynamic activities covering map skills, fieldwork and analysis, and interpretation and reasoning. To give you a taster of this set of resources, we’ve provided a free try-it-out quiz on map types! This quiz features five questions on the appropriate map to use to find or navigate a particular location.